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“We Are a Traveling People”

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

Emilia Ljungberg

professions of the travelers, but it could also be gained through an emphasis on the new technology that they mastered. The use of more or less new technologies like aircraft and photography was an important marker of modernity and progress that also gave a

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The Continent Behind

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

James Weaver

something even better, an improved natural spectacle constructed, accessed, and improved through technological development of the sight. In America as Second Creation , David E. Nye (2003) discusses the role various technologies played in normalizing U

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Jackie Clarke, Melanie Kay Smith, Margret Jäger, Anne O’Connor, and Robert Shepherd

fieldwork in the Czech Republic, the United States, and Canada from 2010 to 2012 that examined North American couples who travel to the Czech Republic to get access to affordable and high-quality assisted reproductive technologies. As Speier argues, forming

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Walking to Write

Following Patrick Leigh Fermor across Europe

David Wills

record the changes wrought by history since 1933—World War II, the Cold War, the European Union, the advance of digital technology—as well as to discover what remains that Fermor would recognize. Their resultant accounts reveal how the same travel texts

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The Corpus of London

(Dis)covering the Victorian City

David W. Chapman

technology and innovation ( Nead 2005, 83 ). In a time when public works are often considered to be necessary evils and unwanted drains on the exchequer, the Victoria Embankment models a holy alliance between utilitarian convenience and aesthetic pleasure

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William Nessly, Noel B. Salazar, Kemal Kantarci, Evan Koike, Christian Kahl, and Cyril Isnart

carefully considered. The inclusion of pictures and maps were of particular concern. Only at the end of the nineteenth century, when new printing technologies were invented, could more graphic illustrations be added. Overall, the process from start to finish

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Donald H. Holly Jr.

of their crude stone-age technology and leaf-clothing, although the Tasaday had previously wielded iron tools and worn clothes made from manufactured cloth ( see Headland 1992a ). It could be said that writers (and their audiences) found in the

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George Johnston’s Tibetan Interlude

Myth and Reality in Shangri-La

Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell

Australian is left mulling the contradictions of a man who believed himself to be the “fifth reincarnation of an old seventeenth century lama saint” while eagerly embracing, for reasons of vanity, the technologies of modernity. As we trudged away across the

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Among Cannibals and Headhunters

Jack London in Melanesia

Keith Newlin

headhunting, despite looking specifically for it, because it had ceased. He took no pictures of skulls in part because many sites had been destroyed and because, for the few that remained, of the limits of photographic technology that made indoor shots

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Beyond the Glittering Golden Buddha Statues

Difference and Self-transformation through Buddhist Volunteer Tourism in Thailand

Brooke Schedneck

surprised by the technology monks used, as he thought Buddhism valued silence and contemplation. In an interview he said: “The monks don’t follow the rule about entertainment and are clapping, singing, dancing, especially to K-pop [Korean pop music].” He was