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“We Are a Traveling People”

Tourism, Travel Journalism, and the Construction of a Modern National Identity in Sweden

Emilia Ljungberg

only encounter the other through the self. In other words, it is inevitable that they compare and make sense of the foreign through their own cultural background. It is possible to refer to Michael Billig’s concept of banal nationalism, since travel

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Touring the Regions

(Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday

Hazel Andrews

cafés in such a way that they could easily be found on a high street in the UK. All of these form part of what Michael Billig (1995) referred to as banal nationalism, those everyday, seemingly ordinary things that are engaged with in a nonreflexive way