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„Krwawa droga” i „czarowna jazda”. Z socjologii podróży w wieku XIX
‘The Bloody Path’ and ‘Breathtaking Ride’: The Sociology of Travel in the Nineteenth Century

Author(s): Wacław Forajter
Subject(s): Economic history, Social history, 19th Century, Migration Studies
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: travel; peasantry; Brazil; social class; heterotopia;

Summary/Abstract: Forajter examines class-based distinctions of nineteenth-century travel with a focus on the economic migrants from the Polish peasantry to Brazil in the 1890s. Source texts include literary works, journalism and correspondence from the period in question. The key issues are perceptions of time and space during the journey as well as descriptions of material conditions determining affective and sensory experiences. Using sources that remain unpublished in Polish, Forajter demonstrates that poor emigrants were transported like cargo; he also points out the heterotopia of the means of transportation used for this purpose.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 166-180
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish