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The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing

Edited by: Carl Thompson

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415825245
eBook ISBN: 9780203366127
Adobe ISBN: 9781134105144

10.4324/9780203366127
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Book description

As many places around the world confront issues of globalization, migration and postcoloniality, travel writing has become a serious genre of study, reflecting some of the greatest concerns of our time. Encompassing forms as diverse as field journals, investigative reports, guidebooks, memoirs, comic sketches and lyrical reveries; travel writing is now a crucial focus for discussion across many subjects within the humanities and social sciences.

An ideal starting point for beginners, but also offering new perspectives for those familiar with the field, The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing examines:

  • Key debates within the field, including postcolonial studies, gender, sexuality and visual culture
  • Historical and cultural contexts, tracing the evolution of travel writing across time and over cultures
  • Different styles, modes and themes of travel writing, from pilgrimage to tourism
  • Imagined geographies, and the relationship between travel writing and the social, ideological and occasionally fictional constructs through which we view the different regions of the world.

Covering all of the major topics and debates, this is an essential overview of the field, which will also encourage new and exciting directions for study.

Contributors: Simon Bainbridge, Anthony Bale, Shobhana Bhattacharji, Dúnlaith Bird, Elizabeth A. Bohls, Wendy Bracewell, Kylie Cardell, Daniel Carey, Janice Cavell, Simon Cooke, Matthew Day, Kate Douglas, Justin D. Edwards, David Farley, Charles Forsdick, Corinne Fowler, Laura E. Franey, Rune Graulund, Justine Greenwood, James M. Hargett, Jennifer Hayward, Eva Johanna Holmberg, Graham Huggan, William Hutton, Robin Jarvis, Tabish Khair, Zoë Kinsley, Barbara Korte, Julia Kuehn, Scott Laderman, Claire Lindsay, Churnjeet Mahn, Nabil Matar, Steve Mentz, Laura Nenzi, Aedín Ní Loingsigh, Manfred Pfister, Susan L. Roberson, Paul Smethurst, Carl Thompson, C.W. Thompson, Margaret Topping, Richard White, Gregory Woods.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Truth, Lies and Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Inner Journeys Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Travel Writing and Postcolonial Studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Travel Writing and Gender Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Travel Writing and Sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Travel Writing and Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Travel and the Body Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Travel Writing and Visual Culture Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Travel Writing in the Ancient Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Chinese Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Indian Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Arabic Travel Writing, to 1916 Download PDF
Chapter  14:  European Travel Writing in the Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Western Travel Writing, 1450–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Western Travel Writing, 1750–1950 Download PDF
Chapter  17:  African Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Travel Writing Now, 1950 to the Present Day Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Pilgrims Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Discoverers and Explorers Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Travellers and Tourists Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Picturesque Travel Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Guidebooks Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Romantic Literary Travel Book Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Modernist Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Postmodernizing Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Travel Blogs Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Dark Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Gay Travel Writing Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Ultima Thule / The North Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Europe Download PDF
Chapter  32:  North America / USA Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  35:  India / South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  36:  China Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Australia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The Polar Regions Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Deserts Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Mountains Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Sea Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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