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The Long Journey: Exploring Travel and Travel Writing

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The Long Journey

Exploring Travel and Travel Writing

Edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and Brian Yothers

328 pages, 11 images, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-935-8 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Published (November 2020)

ISBN  978-1-78920-936-5 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (November 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-937-2 eBook

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Travel writing has, for centuries, composed an essential historical record and wide-ranging literary form, reflecting the rich diversity of travel as a social and cultural practice, metaphorical process, and driver of globalization. This interdisciplinary volume brings together anthropologists, literary scholars, social historians, and other scholars to illuminate travel writing in all its forms. With studies ranging from colonial adventurism to the legacies of the Holocaust, The Long Journey offers a unique dual focus on experience and genre as it applies to three key realms: memory and trauma, confrontations with the Other, and the cultivation of cultural perspective.

Maria Pia Di Bella is a senior research scholar at IRIS-EHESS, Paris and Research Affiliate at the Harvard Divinity School. She is co-founder and co-editor of the journal Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing.

Brian Yothers is a Professor of English and the Chair of the Department of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is co-editor  of the journal Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing.

Subject: Literary Studies Mobility Studies Cultural Studies (General) Travel and Tourism