Travel worlds: journeys in contemporary cultural politics

Kaur, Raminder and Hutnyk, John, eds. (1999) Travel worlds: journeys in contemporary cultural politics. Zed Books, London; New York. ISBN 978-1856495615

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Tackling the dearth of politically-engaged work on travel and tourism, this book aims to provide a counter-narrative of travel-worlds shaped by the divergent legacies of colonialism, crusades, migration, diaspora, displacement, tourism, ethnography, political insurgency and transnationalization. Issues addressed in the book include: north-south traffic in hip hop, kung-fu and sex tourism; missionaries in India; academics in the west; St George as an Arab soldier in the crusades; the Indian-Pakistan border, displacement and defiance; mobile resistance to nation-state hegemonies in Bangladesh; the international market value of dead tourists; pop personalities, MTV and souvenir culture; diasporized Mirpuri youth on travel; touring black women, pleasure islands; and ethnographers abroad. The contributors refuse simplistic dichotomies of north/south and east/west, and confront head on existing conventions of writing about travel in post-colonial, literary and cultural studies.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Depositing User: Raminder Kaur
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:06
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 12:08
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