Travel Culture: Essays on What Makes Us Go


Travel has been defined as one of humankind's primary and universal activities. This interdisciplinary collection of essays calls attention to the extent to which travel and tourism have permeated our lives and our society. The contributors introduce a wide range of intellectual perspectives through which travel culture is defined. From classic literature to travel diaries, from commercial films to home photography, this study of travel culture includes both high and low art.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Carol Traynor Williams
  • Judith Adler
  • Tom Gunning
  • Marielle Risse
  • David Espey
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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