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Thea Pitman

The above epigraph, written in 1882 by the Mexican Liberal statesman, pedagogue and novelist Ignacio Manuel Altamirano as an introduction to the Mexican writer Luis Malanco’s Viaje a Oriente (Altamirano 1988: 215, 229–30), displays the widely-held opinion that Mexicans do not produce travel writing of their own. Altamirano’s comments on the lack of Mexican travel literature have since been quoted and annotated on a number of occasions: by Felipe Teixidor in 1939 in the prologue to the first edition of his anthology of Mexican travel writing at home and abroad, Viajeros mexicanos: siglos XIX y XX (1982: 3–4); by Francisco López Cámara in his book Los viajes de Guillermo Prieto: estudio introductorio (1994: 13–14); and again by Emmanuel Carballo in the introduction to his anthology of Mexican travel writing concerning travel in the United States, ¿Qué país es éste?: los Estados Unidos y los gringos vistos por escritores mexicanos de los siglos XIX y XX (1996: 11–12). Ironically, all three critics uphold (with nuances) Altamirano’s declarations on the lack of Mexican travel writing.

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“We Are a Traveling People”

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

Emilia Ljungberg

implicitly discusses a national identity. In this article I analyze how a Swedish national identity was constructed in travel journalism and discussions about travel and tourism published in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter in the 1930s. In her article about

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Touring the Regions

(Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday

Hazel Andrews

cultural capital consumed for the purpose of “articulating about identity and life-style” ( Desforges 2000: 942 ), to the ways in which touristic practices express ideas around sexuality and gender ( Thurnell-Read and Casey 2014 ). In terms of national

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Travel Writers and Traveling Writers in Australasia

Responses to Travel Literatures and the Problem of Authenticity

Helen Bones

The task of forging an independent national identity has often been a source of anxiety for countries that are the product of settler colonization. This is especially true of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as imperial ties began

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Landscapes and Races in Early Twentieth-Century Peru

The Travels of José Uriel García and Aurelio Miró Quesada Sosa

Rupert J. M. Medd

Basadre (1981) . Nevertheless, the movement had successfully incorporated the wider historical contexts of Peru’s traditions and had begun making impressions upon forms and ways of thinking about national identity by opposing the “belief held by the elites

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Enemies of the people

Theorizing dispossession and mirroring conspiracy in the Republic of Georgia

Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen

perceive Armenians as a “fifth column” threatening Georgian national identity and territorial integrity from within. When discussing matters of the Armenian minority as well as the nature of decisions made in parliament concerning foreign investment

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From “Clan” to Speech Community

Administrative Reforms, Territory, and Language as Factors of Identity Development among the Ilimpii Evenki in the Twentieth Century

Nadezhda Mamontova

Translator : Jenanne K. Ferguson

In this article, I have examined how throughout the twentieth century, the identity of Ilimpii Evenki was formed under the influence of administrative reforms, national and language policy, and local discursive practices. Without claiming to study all

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The Continent Behind

Alienation and the American Scene in George William Curtis’s Lotus-Eating: A Summer Book

James Weaver

feel the importance … and I may say the duty, of … producing some writings relating to our own country which would be of a decidedly national character. It … would be at the same time very gratifying to my feelings and advantageous to my literary

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Making Multitemporality with Houses

Time Trickery, Ethical Practice and Energy Demand in Postcolonial Britain

Roxana Moroşanu

other similar folk notions, this trope figures and is capitalized upon in many popular explorations of cultural identity, such as Watching the English ( Fox 2004 ) and The How to Be British Collection ( Ford and Legon 2003 ), a set of cartoon

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Alena Vasilievna Ivanova

This article covers the process of identity construction in children; this process defines the focus of Russian educational policy, which also provides a venue for alternative ways to implement it. The article presents research on designing a system to form national, regional, and ethnocultural identity in children of the indigenous people of the North via the curriculum and teaching aids. The article examines regions of Russia inhabited by indigenous small-numbered peoples, as well as their distinctive features, which have a significant impact on the process of identity construction in children of the North. This has revealed the specific character of the large formation of positive types of identity within the educational system.