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At the Threshold to the New World

Equator Crossings, Sunsets, and Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques

Michael Bies

Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992). 3 In German-language literature, this topos of the “land of the future” has most prominently been adopted by Stefan Zweig. See Stefan Zweig, Brasilien: Ein Land der

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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller

significant aspect of the generation and transmission of knowledge lies in the temporal construction of travel narratives. The ways German travelers in Africa integrate their experiences into a linear, measurable passage of time reveals their desire to assert

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Emma Terama, Juha Peltomaa, Catarina Rolim, and Patrícia Baptista

reaching fifteen million users by 2020. 20 Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands are the predominant European markets, with a 75 percent share of total European membership. 21 Results from a 2013 survey conducted in Europe

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Is the Kingdom of Bicycles Rising Again?

Cycling, Gender, and Class in Postsocialist China

Hilda Rømer Christensen

. While car brands still tend to be associated with specific nation-states and nationalities, whether German, Japanese, and so on, the nationalities of bikes seem to be of less importance. 34 For example, Giant bike company, which started in 1974 and

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Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought

Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769

John K. Noyes

aimed at distilling what is best in the universal human spirit (which Herder conceives as Christian) and disseminating it in German territory. The knowledge of the expanded world revitalizes the philosophical spirit, inspiring astonishment in the face of

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James Longhurst, Sheila Dwyer, John Lennon, Zhenhua Chen, Rudi Volti, Gopalan Balachandran, Katarina Gephardt, Mathieu Flonneau, Kyle Shelton, and Fiona Wilkie

impact of British seapower on international relations and commerce, the Anglo-German naval rivalry: all have been a feature of naval historical writing of the past decade. When one sees a new work with the word “naval” in its title, the general reader

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

an eye on the emerging crisis in Europe and the growing threat of world conflict. His geographical ambit covers Great Britain and Germany most prominently, but extends to Prague, New York, Buenos Aires, Petrograd, Mexico City, Spain, Italy, Cyprus

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

fiction of a competition between companies helped to foster an unexpected cooperation during World War II, in the field of rail transport, between Germany and Switzerland (89). Martin Schiefelbusch, in contrast, uses sources from trade associations to

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Tristan Josephson, Marcin B. Stanek, Tallie Ben Daniel, Jeremy Ash, Liz Millward, Caroline Luce, Regine Buschauer, Amanda K. Phillips, and Javier Caletrío

sources—in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and even Singapore—Jobs examines the formal and informal means by which mobile youth developed a sense of collective identity that transcended national

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Walking as a Metaphor

COVID Pandemic and the Politics of Mobility

Avishek Ray

:// . 15 Drawing on the notion of the sublime, several pedestrian trails across the world are evocatively named “Philosopher's Walk.” Among them, one in Kyoto, Japan, and another in Heidelberg, Germany, are particularly popular