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The Long Journey
Exploring Travel and Travel Writing
Edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and Brian Yothers
328 pages, 11 images, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-935-8 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (November 2020)
ISBN 978-1-78920-936-5 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (November 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78920-937-2 eBook
“Because the essays represent a variety of disciplines—among them literature, history, and anthropology—the book offers a refreshing view of the field as a whole…Highlights include Wendy Bracewell’s insightful take on masculinity and the Balkans (via work ranging from Sara Mills's to Moma Dimić's) and Keith Newlin’s unvarnished examination of Jack and Charmian London’s insular journey to Melanesia. This engaging and useful text should invigorate both new and seasoned scholars of the genre….Recommended” • Choice
Travel writing has, for centuries, composed an essential historical record and wide-ranging literary form, reflecting the rich diversity of travel as a social and cultural practice, metaphorical process, and driver of globalization. This interdisciplinary volume brings together anthropologists, literary scholars, social historians, and other scholars to illuminate travel writing in all its forms. With studies ranging from colonial adventurism to the legacies of the Holocaust, The Long Journey offers a unique dual focus on experience and genre as it applies to three key realms: memory and trauma, confrontations with the Other, and the cultivation of cultural perspective.
Maria Pia Di Bella is a senior research scholar at IRIS-EHESS, Paris and Research Affiliate at the Harvard Divinity School. She is co-founder and co-editor of the journal Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing.
Brian Yothers is a Professor of English and the Chair of the Department of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is co-editor of the journal Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing.
Subject: Literary StudiesMobility StudiesCultural Studies (General)Travel and Tourism
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