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Travel and Imagination free pdf The imagination has long been associated with travel and tourism- from the seventeenth century when the showman and his peepshow box would take the village crowd to places, cities and lands through the power of stories, to today when we rely on a different range of boxes to whisk us away on our imaginative travels: the television, the cinema and the computer. Even simply the notion of travel, it would seem, gives us license to daydream. The imagination thus becomes a key concept that blurs the boundaries between our everyday lives and the idea of travel. Yet, despite what appears to be a close and comfortable link, there is an absence of scholarly material looking at travel and the imagination. Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, archaeologists, heritage researchers, literary scholars and creative writers, this edited collection explores the socio-cultural phenomenon of imagination and travel. The volume reflects upon imagination in the context of many forms of physical and non-physical travel, inviting scholars to explore this fascinating, yet complex, area of inquiry in all of its wonderful colour, slipperiness, mystery and intrigue. The book intends to provide a catalyst for thinking, discussion, research and writing, with the vision of generating a cannon of scholarship on travel and the imagination that is currently absent from the literature.

About Garth Lean

Garth Lean, Russell Staiff and Emma Waterton are all at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Simone Lazaroo, Garth Lean, Russell Staiff, Emma Waterton, Jennifer D. Adams, Harriet Bell, Gordon Waitt, Patricia Macquarie, Guy Bennett-Hunter, Michael Ra-shon Hall, Odile Heynders, Tom van Nuenen, Steve Watson, Gabriella Calchi-Novati, Shanna Robinson, Sean Williams, Steven Cooke, Donna-Lee Frieze, Marsha Pearce

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Author : Garth Lean
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 09 April 2014
ISBN : 1472410254
EAN : 9781472410252
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 250 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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