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The Resource The global politics of contemporary travel writing, Debbie Lisle

The global politics of contemporary travel writing, Debbie Lisle

Label
The global politics of contemporary travel writing
Title
The global politics of contemporary travel writing
Statement of responsibility
Debbie Lisle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To what extent do best-selling travel books, such as those by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Bruce Chatwin and Michael Palin, tell us as much about world politics as newspaper articles, policy documents and press releases? Debbie Lisle argues that the formulations of genre, identity, geopolitics and history at work in contemporary travel writing are increasingly at odds with a cosmopolitan and multicultural world in which 'everybody travels'. Despite the forces of globalization, common stereotypes about 'foreignness' continue to shape the experience of modern travel. The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing, first published in 2006, is concerned with the way contemporary travelogues engage with, and try to resolve, familiar struggles about global politics such as the protection of human rights, the promotion of democracy, the management of equality within multiculturalism and the reduction of inequality. This is a thoroughly interdisciplinary book that draws from international relations, literary theory, political theory, geography, anthropology and history
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lisle, Debbie
Dewey number
820.9355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
G156.5.H47
LC item number
L57 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travel writing
  • Travel writing
  • Globalization in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Globalization in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Reiseliteratur
  • Geopolitik
  • Globalisierung
  • Englisch
Label
The global politics of contemporary travel writing, Debbie Lisle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction : the global imaginary of contemporary travel writing -- 2. Between fact and fiction : the generic boundaries of travel writing -- 3. The cosmopolitan gaze : rearticulations of modern subjectivity -- 4. Civilising territory : geographies of safety and danger -- 5. Looking back : utopia, nostalgia and the myth of historical progress -- 6. Engaging the political : contemporary travel writing and the ethics of difference
Control code
252532442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511319815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
73a8036f-d9cf-4f16-b7ae-fb10f24ddaae
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252532442
Label
The global politics of contemporary travel writing, Debbie Lisle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction : the global imaginary of contemporary travel writing -- 2. Between fact and fiction : the generic boundaries of travel writing -- 3. The cosmopolitan gaze : rearticulations of modern subjectivity -- 4. Civilising territory : geographies of safety and danger -- 5. Looking back : utopia, nostalgia and the myth of historical progress -- 6. Engaging the political : contemporary travel writing and the ethics of difference
Control code
252532442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511319815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
73a8036f-d9cf-4f16-b7ae-fb10f24ddaae
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252532442

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