Mobility at large : globalization, textuality and innovative travel writing (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Mobility at large : globalization, textuality and innovative travel writing

Author: Justin D Edwards; Rune Graulund
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the strand of contemporary travel writing in which the authors experiment with form, content and the politics of representation, transforming the genre and challenging those who dismiss it as inherently conservative and bound up in a colonial, Eurocentric tradition.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin D Edwards; Rune Graulund
ISBN: 9781846318214 1846318211
OCLC Number: 768072724
Description: 215 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : travel revisited --
Travelling with the Ohdaatje Bros. --
Amitav Ghosh and Caryl Phillips : global travel, then and now --
Unhomely travels ; or, the haunts of Daphne Marlatt and W.G. Sebald --
The world, my city : home grounds and global cities --
Travel histories : from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and beyond --
Postscript : still mobile.
Responsibility: Justin D. Edwards & Rune Graulund.

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This book examines a strand of contemporary travel writing that experiments with form, content and the politics of representation. Writers such as Michael Ondaatje and Caryl Phillips transform the  Read more...

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This study successfully counters the claim that travel writing is 'doomed to repeat politically problematic images of colonization, racism and exoticism' (p. 198). By the practice of ideological and Read more...

 
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