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Title Travel worlds : journeys in contemporary cultural politics / edited by Raminder Kaur and John Hutnyk
Published London ; New York : Zed Books, 1999


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Description 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / Raminder Kaur and John Hutnyk -- 2. Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu: Enter the World of the Smart Stepper / Koushik Banerjea -- 3. Travelling Light: Missionary Musings, Colonial Cultures and Anthropological Anxieties / Saurabh Dube -- 4. Anthem / Joyoti Grech -- 5. The Strut of the Peacocks: Partition, Travel and the Indo-Pak Border / Virinder S. Kalra and Navtej K. Purewal -- 6. Bordercrossing / Joyoti Grech -- 7. Tourists, Terrorists, Death and Value / Peter Phipps -- 8. Magical Mystical Tourism / John Hutnyk -- 9. Wish you Were(n't) Here? Discrepant Representations of Mirpur in Narratives of Migration, Diaspora and Tourism / Sean McLoughlin and Virinder S. Kalra -- 10. Journey Through Life: The Self in Travel / Shirin Housee -- 11. Parking the Snout in Goa / Raminder Kaur
Summary Everyone's Got a Traveller's Tale, but Travel Worlds tells them with a sting: African-American musicians head East for Kung-Fu kicks while paedophiles go for cheap sex pilgrimage; Western bible-bashers adopt missionary positions in India while heroic Saint George signs on as an Arab soldier in Britain; the scars of Partition mock the protocols of transit, while nomadic insurgents resist the Bangladeshi nation state with lyrical persuasion; Kula Shaker and Madonna trinketize the 'Orient' while dead tourists exchange values with travelling 'terrorists'; British Mirpuris and Black women travel back to the 'Old Country' and beyond in ways that are not quite as they seem; and ethnographers collide with tourists in the carousel of Goa's resorts. Including poetry and fiction alongside academic essays, this book refuses simplistic dichotomies of north/south and east/west and confronts head on existing conventions of writing about travel in post-colonial, literary and cultural studies
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-181) and index
Subject Tourism -- Social aspects.
Tourism -- Political aspects.
Travel -- Political aspects.
Author Hutnyk, John, 1961-
Kaur, Raminder.
LC no. 98046656
ISBN 1856495612 (Hb)
1856495620 (Pb)