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Kulturowe historie podróżowania
Cultural histories of travel

Contributor(s): Jakub Dziewit (Editor), Marek Pacukiewicz (Editor), Adam Pisarek (Editor)
Subject(s): Cultural history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: travel; history of travel; anthropology of travel; travel literature
Summary/Abstract: This book is an attempt to define historically significant travel models. The variety of texts it contains allows for recreating continuity and change within the complex European discourse. The authors understand travel as a practice causing a transfer of our knowledge and a way to consolidate specific cultural patterns and define their broader contexts. Therefore, it has both symbolic and practical functions, because travel dynamizes history and perpetuates it, consolidates individual cultures from within and becomes a vehicle for mediating beyond their borders. Travel in the perspective outlined in this volume will enable us to see the movements, repetitions, and gaps between patterns, both those matrixing cultural practice and those related to the emergence of discursive orders focused around this practice.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3968-9
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3967-2
  • Page Count: 422
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English, Polish