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; ...

Author: Garth Lean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317006589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 403


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.

Human Rights Transformation in Practice

More explicit attention to the local in HrBADs may shed new light on the travel and transformation of human rights in action, but also on how and when HrBADs work (better). whereas transformation may be welcomed as a token of the ...

Author: Tine Destrooper

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812250572

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 960


Human rights are increasingly described as being in crisis. But are human rights really on the verge of disappearing? Human Rights Transformation in Practice argues that it is certainly the case that human rights organizations in many parts of the world are under threat, but that the ideals of justice, fairness, and equality inherent in human rights remain appealing globally—and that recognizing the continuing importance and strength of human rights requires looking for them in different places. These places are not simply the Human Rights Council or regular meetings of monitoring committees but also the offices of small NGOs and the streets of poor cities. In Human Rights Transformation in Practice, editors Tine Destrooper and Sally Engle Merry collect various approaches to the questions of how human rights travel and how they are transformed, offering a corrective to those perspectives locating human rights only in formal institutions and laws. Contributors to the volume empirically examine several hypotheses about the factors that impact the vernacularization and localization of human rights: how human rights ideals become formalized in local legal systems, sometimes become customary norms, and, at other times, fail to take hold. Case studies explore the ways in which local struggles may inspire the further development of human rights norms at the transnational level. Through these analyses, the essays in Human Rights Transformation in Practice consider how the vernacularization and localization processes may be shaped by different causes of human rights violations, the perceived nature of violations, and the existence of networks and formal avenues for information-sharing. Contributors: Sara L. M. Davis, Ellen Desmet, Tine Destrooper, Mark Goodale, Ken MacLean, Samuel Martínez, Sally Engle Merry, Charmain Mohamed, Vasuki Nesiah, Arne Vandenbogaerde, Wouter Vandenhole, Johannes M. Waldmüller.

Travel Discovery Transformation

Originally a convent, the villa was first occupied by the Germans during the war, and then transformed into an allied military ... traveling exotic and far-flung landscapes from their 10 TRaVEL, DISCOVERy, TRanSFORMaTIOn Carol Dougherty.

Author: Gabriel R. Ricci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351301145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 843


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.

Transformation of Knowledge Through Classroom Interaction

In this chapter, we argue that investigating the emergence, travel and transformation of ideas is essential to understanding learning and teaching in inquiry-oriented classroom communities. Our chapter introduces a methodological ...

Author: Baruch Schwarz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134007325

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 379


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.

Journeys of Transformation

of a travel narrative, Govinda strings together his reflections on these arts like beads or jewels on a necklace. He believes that such arts stimulate enlarged consciousness and engaged imagination. Encounters with artistic beauty are ...

Author: John D. Barbour

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009098830

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 824


Compelling exploration of how journeys to a Buddhist culture changed 30 Western writers as they explored the meaning of 'no-self'.

Railroads and the Transformation of China

Chinese railroad companies were transformed into business institutions with a more pronounced customer orientation, and their passengers became consumers of travel. Linkages: Travel Services What the freight transportation of the ...

Author: Elisabeth Kll


ISBN: 9780674368170

Category: Infrastructure (Economics)

Page: 416

View: 842


To convey modern China's history and the forces driving its economic success, rail has no equal. From warlordism to Cultural Revolution, railroads suffered the country's ills but persisted because they were exemplary institutions. Elisabeth Köll shows why they remain essential to the PRC's technocratic economic model for China's future.

The Transformation of the North Atlantic World 1492 1763

Thus , the early modern period for Europeans saw the deployment of means that were instruments of transformation but ... In this and the next chapter , we survey technological and technical developments under the headings of travel and ...

Author: Michael J. Seymour

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275973808

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 973


Details how a century of virtual Iberian monopoly in Atlantic empire became displaced by an Anglophone hegemony by 1763.

Business Transformation for a Sustainable Future

In order to gauge how Helsinki's residents experience their daily travel, in 2018, we conducted an STS study, which had a total of 1,616 respondents. The respondents were asked to reflect on all of their routine journeys and answer the ...

Author: Samuel Petros Sebhatu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000411652

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 743


Interconnecting the concepts of sustainability, innovation and transformation, this book explains how organizations have successfully transformed themselves and wider society to foster a more sustainable future, and identifies the difficulties and challenges along the way. Part of the Principle of Responsible Management Education (PRME) series, the book promotes a strong voice for meeting sustainability challenges for transformative change in a globalized world through business education and practice. A transition to a more sustainable way of doing business can only be attained by combining technology with profound system innovations and lifestyle changes. The chapters in the book, each written by a strong and well-recognized team of researchers in the field, open up the discussion about a new partnership between sustainability, innovation, and transformation that includes the global society (big world), the biosphere (small planet), and also requires a deep mind shift. The book presents cases from business (including Ikea and Eataly) and other service networks including the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), and illustrates how these organizations have transformed themselves for a sustainable future. The research perspectives are macro (policies and legislation), meso (institutional practices) and micro (business practices and individual behavior). This book is where research meets real-world business and societal practice. The chapters are grounded in business research, specifically the interdependencies between sustainability, innovation, and transformation, which makes for a robust basis for describing, explaining, and understanding the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century. The book is intended for graduate- and postgraduate-level students and executive education with implications for practitioners. Furthermore, it contributes to multidisciplinary research in the field of interaction between business and society with a view to extending the firm-centric view to encompass a broader, systemic, and dynamic understanding of business and societal transformation.

China s Millennium Transformation The Belt And Road Initiative

During the latter part of the 20th century, and certainly in the 21st century, extremely long-distance travel, especially intercontinental travel, was essentially the realm occupied by airplanes. For example, modern-day travel between ...

Author: Da-hsuan Feng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811210938

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 555


This is a book on the Belt and Road Initiative, written from an unusual perspective — it is written by someone who was born in India but raised in Singapore; who has never spent a day of schooling in the greater China (Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) but has Chinese heritage; who eventually built a long and distinguished career in the West. With such an atypical background, he took an off-the-beaten-path approach by asking the fundamental question of how such an important initiative, began entirely by China, can deeply impact and transform the millennium mindset of Chinese.Such a transformation of the Chinese shall render a new definition of what a 'powerful nation' in the 21st century should be, for the betterment of humanity. This is unlike the one made by Western civilization for many centuries since the Renaissance days. Three main outcomes of the BRI have been embedded directly or indirectly throughout the book: Supercontinent, Neo-Renaissance and Cultural Communications. The author felt that these three outcomes are the possible mitigation for the world in the 21st century, facing existential challenges.Related Link(s)

Transformational Tourism

Eco-travel: Facilitating. Transformation. through. Personal ... Transformative Learning through Travel At the core of transformative learning theory (Mezirow, 1996) is a process that helps each individual to understand the world in a ...

Author: Yvette Reisinger

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780642093

Category: Travel

Page: 237

View: 892


This book deals with the issue of how travel and tourism, if developed in a proper form, can contribute to human transformation, growth and development, and change human behaviour and our relationship with the world. The volume investigates the experiences offered by travel and tourism that can change travellers as human beings and their relationships and interactions with natural, socio-cultural, economic, political and technological environments. The book has been published in two volumes. This first volume focuses on the tourist perspective and the tourist self. It consists of 16 chapters covering different types of tourism, including: wellness, retreat, religious and spiritual tourism; extreme sports, backpacking and cultural tourism; WWOOFing and ecotourism; and volunteer and educational tourism. This book is primarily intended for tourism students and tourism programmes in business and non-business schools. However, it could also appeal to students, academics and professionals from disciplines that deal with human development and behavioural changes.