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Travel As Transformation

In Travel As Transformation, he puts his diverse cultural experiences on display and asks the reader to question how their own identity has been shaped by their culture.

Author : Gregory Diehl

Release : 2017-03-09

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ISBN : 9781945884245

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Leaving his California home as a teenager, bestselling author Gregory V. Diehl fully immersed himself, living and working, in 45 countries across the globe. In Travel As Transformation, he puts his diverse cultural experiences on display and asks the reader to question how their own identity has been shaped by their culture.

The Thousand and One Nights

This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final ...

Author : Richard van Leeuwen

Release : 2007-01-24

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1134146612

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This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final dénouement. These events often symbolize a process of transformation, in which the hero has to search for his destined role or strive to attain the object of his desire. In this way, themes of travel are the narrative backbone of stories of various genres including love, religion, magic and adventure. This book not only gives a fresh approach to many stories of the collection, but also proposes new insights in the nature of The Thousand and one Nights as a self-reflexive narrative and is essential reading for scholars of Arabic literature.

Travel and Transformation

It is in these folds that we perceive the travel/transformation entwining that is not
just merely movement or change. Desire for Lacan is foundational to being.
Derrida goes further. Desire cannot, by definition, be satisfied; it is always marked
by ...

Author : Garth Lean

Release : 2016-02-24

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1317006585

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Travel and tourism have a long association with the notion of transformation, both in terms of self and social collectives. What is surprising, however, is that this association has, on the whole, remained relatively underexplored and unchallenged, with little in the way of a corpus of academic literature surrounding these themes. Instead, much of the literature to date has focused upon describing and categorising tourism and travel experiences from a supply-side perspective, with travellers themselves defined in terms of their motivations and interests. While the tourism field can lay claim to several significant milestone contributions, there have been few recent attempts at a rigorous re-theorization of the issues arising from the travel/transformation nexus. The opportunity to explore the socio-cultural dimensions of transformation through travel has thus far been missed. Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, literary scholars and heritage researchers, this volume explores what it means to transform through travel in a modern, mobile world. In doing so, it draws upon a wide variety of traveller perspectives - including tourists, backpackers, lifestyle travellers, migrants, refugees, nomads, walkers, writers, poets, virtual travellers and cosmetic surgery patients - to unpack a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination since the very first works of Western literature.

Global Migrants, Local Lives : Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh

Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh Katy Gardner ... But whilst
travelling in search of waged employment is at one obvious level different from
the search for religious enlightenment or purification, at another the two journeys
share ...

Author : Katy Gardner

Release : 1995-02-23

Publisher : Clarendon Press

ISBN : 0191590835

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Long-term migration is one of the most important factors in the formation of cultural identities in the modern world. Immigrant communities are usually studied in the context of the country people have migrated to; Katy Gardner, however, looks at the neglected `sending' side of the equation. In the sending communities, out-migration has become a central economic and social resource - the route to social, as well as physical, mobility, transforming those who gain access to it. Dr Gardner examines the cultural context and effects of the long-term migration from Bangladesh to Britain and the Middle East, drawing on her fieldwork in the Sylhet district,an area of exceptional migration. Major aspects of Bangledeshi life such as land, family structure, marriage and religion - all of which have been affected by the heavy out-migration - are covered in detail, and the transformation of the social structure is mapped. In focusing on local ideology, this book shows how local cultural meanings are constantly negotiated and contested by different groups in the context of rapid economic change. At the heart of this important contribution to the anthropology of migration is a presentation of the dynamic nature of migration and the concomitant possibility of self-transformation it holds for migrant cultures.

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation.

Author : Garth Lean

Release : 2015-12-23

Publisher : CABI

ISBN : 1780643993

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This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation. It explores the factors that influence the behaviours of a traveller, how these become entwined in experiences and how travel experiences continue on a traveller’s return. It uses the notion of transformation to redevelop the temporal and spatial boundaries of physical travel, develop a model for unpacking transformation and to look at new methods in the exploration of travel research.

Song of India

After several harrowing years of losses, the author set out to recover from grief, understand the essence of yoga, and rediscover the joy of living by traveling, studying yoga, and volunteering in India.

Author : Mariellen Ward

Release : 2010-11

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ISBN : 9780986748905

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After several harrowing years of losses, the author set out to recover from grief, understand the essence of yoga, and rediscover the joy of living by traveling, studying yoga, and volunteering in India.

Travel, Discovery, Transformation

Women's adventure travel is the industry's attempt to create, for women, a form of
travel that provides deep connections to the landscape, intimacy with a foreign
other, and a transformation of self. instead of imitating male adventure, this new ...

Author : Gabriel R. Ricci

Release : 2014-01-21

Publisher : Transaction Publishers

ISBN : 1412852382

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This latest volume in the Culture & Civilization series gathers interdisciplinary voices to present a collection of essays on travel and travel narratives. The essays span a range of topics from iconic ancient travel stories to modern tourism. They discuss travel in the ancient world, modern heroic travels, the literary culture of missionary travel, the intersection of fiction and travel narratives, modern literary traditions and visions of Greece, personal identity, and expatriation. Essays also address travel memoirs, the re-imagining of worlds through travel, transformed landscapes and animals in travel narratives, diplomacy, English women travel writers, and pilgrimage and health in the medieval world. The history of travel writing takes in multiple pursuits: exploration and conquest, religious pilgrimage and missionary work, educational tourism and diplomacy, scientific and personal discovery, and natural history and oral history. As a literary genre, it has enhanced a wide range of disciplines, including geography, ethnography, anthropology, and linguistics. Moreover, twenty-first-century interests in travel and travel writing have produced a global framework that promises to expand travel’s theoretical reach into the depths of the Internet, thus challenging our conventional concept of what it means to travel. The fact that travel and travel writing have a prehistory that is embedded in foundational religious texts and ancient narratives of journey, like the Odyssey and the Epic of Gilgamesh, makes both travel and travel writing fundamental and essential expressions of humanity. Travel encourages writing, particularly as epistolary and poetic chronicling. This is clearly a history and tradition that began with human communication and which has kept pace with our collective development.

Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff's Beelzebub

comparable to the ascent of Man towards the Moon , No , but to the ascent of the

Author : Anna T. Challenger

Release : 2002

Publisher : Rodopi

ISBN : 9789042014893

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This book demonstrates that the most forceful contribution to George Gurdjieff's world-view is Sufism, understood as the tradition of seeking truth wherever it can be found, especially at the meeting place of the world religions. Gurdjieff's masterpiece, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, is philosophically analyzed in its use of literary devices to jolt the reader into radical transformation.

DOD business transformation preliminary observations on the Defense Travel System : testimony before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

To become the standard travel system within DOD, DTS has faced and will
continue to face challenges—some of which are beyond the control of the DTS
program. Our testimony today focuses on two of those challenges: (1) developing

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Publisher : DIANE Publishing

ISBN : 1428932720

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The Silk Road and Beyond

Featuring over forty intriguing objects—both ancient and modern—from the Art Institute’s collection, this volume explores the Silk Road’s fascinating historical and contemporary significance.

Author : Art Institute of Chicago

Release : 2007

Publisher : Art Inst of Chicago


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The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that extended from Asia to the Mediterranean Sea, linking powerful civilizations such as Rome and China. Featuring over forty intriguing objects—both ancient and modern—from the Art Institute’s collection, this volume explores the Silk Road’s fascinating historical and contemporary significance. Ranging from ancient Chinese tomb figures to works by such contemporary artists as Lalla Essaydi, the selections reflect an intense exchange between cultures and provide new ways of looking at and thinking about Eastern and Western art. With an essay that explores how the Silk Road fostered an exchange of goods, styles, and ideas between East and West, the book also includes a conversation between James Cuno, the museum’s director, and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. They discuss the Silk Road as a metaphor for the continuous circulation of visual––and musical––motifs and ideas between cultures today.

Transformation of Knowledge Through Classroom Interaction

Powerful methods for analyzing the travel of ideas are essential for
understanding the process of learning in classroom communities. In this chapter,
we argue that a genetic perspective provides a useful methodological frame. We
describe ...

Author : Baruch Schwarz

Release : 2009-05-07

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1134007329

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Classrooms provide extremely varied settings in which learning may take place, including teacher-led conversations, small group unguided discussions, individual problem solving or computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Transformation of Knowledge through Classroom Interaction examines and evaluates different ways which have been used to support students learning in classrooms, using mathematics and science as a model to examine how different types of interactions contribute to students’ participation in classroom activity, and their understanding of concepts and their practical applications. The contributions in this book offer rich descriptions and ways of understanding how learning occurs in both traditional and non-traditional settings. Combining theoretical perspectives with practical applications, the book includes discussions of: the roles of dialogue and argumentation in constructing knowledge the role of guidance in constructing knowledge abstracting processes in mathematics and science classrooms the effect of environment, media and technology on learning processes methodologies for tracing transformation of knowledge in classroom interaction. Bringing together a broad range of contributions from leading international researchers, this book makes an important contribution to the field of classroom learning, and will appeal to all those engaged in academic research in education.

DOD business transformation Defense travel system continues to face implementation challenges : report to congressional addressees.

Appendix I To determine if the Department of Defense (DOD) effectively tested
key Defense Travel System (DTS) functionality associated with flights and
airfares, we reviewed two key DTS flight-related requirements and the related
testing to ...

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Publisher : DIANE Publishing

ISBN : 1428930108

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DoD Business Transformation: Status of DoD's Actions on Previous Recommendations for the Defense Travel System

1GAO, DOD Business Transformation: Defense Travel System Continues to Face
Implementation Challenges, GAO-06-18 (Washington, D.C.: Jan. 18, 2006) and
Defense Travel System: Reported Savings Questionable and Implementation ...

Author : Asif A. Khan

Release : 2009-08

Publisher : DIANE Publishing

ISBN : 1437915175

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In 1995, the DoD began an effort to implement a standard departmentwide travel system -- the Defense Travel System (DTS). This testimony focuses on the actions DoD has taken to: (1) implement previous recommendations regarding implementation of DTS and related travel policies; (2) phase out legacy travel systems and their associated costs; and (3) implement electronic travel voucher processing. To address these objectives, the auditor: (1) analyzed specific documentation, such as test documentation, travel policies, and budget data; and (2) interviewed appropriate DoD travel personnel. Charts and tables.

Relativistic Flight Mechanics and Space Travel

VELOCITIES TheLorentztransformationequations.We now know thattime and
space are inseparable, hence spacetime. There is no universal quantity called
time ...

Author : Richard F. Tinder

Release : 2007

Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN : 1598291300

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The main substance of the book begins with a background review of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity as it pertains to relativistic flight mechanics and space travel. Next, the book moves into relativistic rocket mechanics and related subject matter. Finally, the primary subjects regarding space travel are covered in some depth-a crescendo for the book. This is followed by a geometric treatment of relativistic effects by using Minkowski diagrams and K-calculus. The book concludes with brief discussions of other prospective, even exotic, transport systems for relativistic space travel.An appendix is provided to cover tables of useful data and unit conversions together with mathematical identities and other information used in this book. Annotated references are provided for further reading. A detailed glossary and index are given at the beginning and end of the book, respectively. To provide a better understanding of the subject matter presented in the book, simple problems with answers are provided at the end of each of the four substantive chapters.

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009

Her next adventure will be driving in an international road rally with her husband
in a 1940 Buick. She is currently at work on her first novel and hopes to become
Doris Lessing. This story won the Bronze Award for Travel and Transformation in

Author : Lucy McCauley

Release : 2010-05-25

Publisher : Travelers' Tales

ISBN : 1932361995

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This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

Books and Travel

The Railway Children, E. Nesbit, 1906 The potential for travel to transform
individuals is a powerful trope, which might be fostered or perpetuated by
reading books. All narrative involves some form of transformation; if only the
evolution of plot ...

Author : Jennifer Laing

Release : 2012-07-20

Publisher : Channel View Publications

ISBN : 1845413482

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The books that we read, whether travel-focused or not, may influence the way in which we understand the process or experience of travel. This multidisciplinary work provides a critical analysis of the inspirational and transformational role that books play in travel imaginings. Does reading a book encourage us to think of travel as exotic, adventurous, transformative, dangerous or educative? Do different genres of books influence a reader's view of travel in multifarious ways? These questions are explored through a literary analysis of an eclectic selection of books spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day. Genres covered include historical fiction, children's books, westerns, science-fiction and crime fiction.

On Becoming Cuban

TRAVEL AS TRANSFORMATION Nowhere did North American demands
reconfigure Cuban life as dramatically as through tourism. Although travel to
Cuba had its antecedents in the nineteenth century, not until the 1910s did the
opportunity ...

Author : Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Release : 2012-09-01

Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN : 1469601419

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With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

... a self - conscious subjectivity as " une profonde transformation des modalités
narratives du récit de voyage ” [ a profound transformation of narrative modalities
in travel writing ) , 66 one that resembles a more autobiographical form of writing

Author : Nathalie Hester

Release : 2008

Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN : 9780754661948

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This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing--including its humanism or Petrarchism--highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity.

The Road That Teaches

This book explores some of the world's great pilgrimages, destinations, and the author's reflections on the lessons she learned from them.

Author : Valerie Brown

Release : 2012

Publisher : Quakerpress of Fgc

ISBN : 9781937768058

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This book explores some of the world's great pilgrimages, destinations, and the author's reflections on the lessons she learned from them. Read this book to discover how travel can be transformational, how to be more mindful while traveling and every day, the adventures of traveling alone, the delights of encountering new people and places, ancient pilgrimage journeys and sacred travel worldwide. Written from the perspective of a Buddhist Quaker spiritual teacher who has a knack for capturing life's wonders in words.