Travellers' Tales: Narratives of Home and Displacement - Edited by George Robertson, Melinda Mash, Lisa Tickner, Jon Bird, Barry Curtis & Tim PutnamLondon & New York: Routledge, 1994, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings;
From the cover: “Most of us, at various moments in our lives, either adopt a tourist identity or are ‘framed’ within another’s tourist experience. Travellers’ Tales investigates the future for travelling in a world whose boundaries are shifting and dissolving. The contributors bring together popular and critical discourses of travel to explore questions of identity and politics; history and narration; collecting and representing other cultures.
Travellers’ Tales oscillate between the thrill of novel experiences and unexpected pleasures, and the alienation and loneliness of exile in a strange land. The contributions review recent work on the discourses of tourism, travel and cultural politics; the effects of global interactions and local resistances; and the ways in which records, memorials and signs have all been used to describe the experience of encountering the ‘other’.”