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In the Footsteps of Walter Benjamin

Michael D. Jackson

In 2003, anthropologist and poet Michael Jackson went to French Catalonia with the intention of crossing the Pyrenees on the anniversary of Walter Benjamin's fateful journey on 25-26 September 1940. Retracing Benjamin's steps over a tortuous terrain of vineyards, stony paths and Mediterranean maquis, Jackson meditates on the life and work of the great twentieth-century philosopher, critical theorist, and essayist, as well as on the ways that events beyond our control or comprehension impact on and shape the course of our individual journeys through life.

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Aratoi: Our Journeys to Aotearoa

Collaborative Knowledge Construction at a Regional Art Gallery in New Zealand

Esther Helen McNaughton

gives the background, and then describes the community project Aratoi: Our Journeys to Aotearoa , before discussing its value for community building and its relationship to the ANZ histories curriculum document. Students’ contributions to this

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English Journeys

the tourist, the guidebook, and the motorcar in The Remains of the Day

Sarah Gibson

While debates on tourism have predominantly focused on the role played by literature or the cinema as creating the desire to travel to different sites and sights (Urry 2002), little has been written on what happens when the film adaptation itself is the tourist attraction; when the act of viewing a film is equivalent to a tourist practice. This film, like the other Merchant Ivory productions, is as much a tourist attraction as it is a film narrative. Both of these models of tourism (literary and cinematic) are, however, predicated upon a corporeal mobility of the tourist to a geographical location. This can be supplemented today by a virtual mobility via the cinema screen: a virtual English journey. The Remains of the Day thus brings together these varying discourses of tourism: travel literature; literary tourism; cinematic tourism; and finally the virtual tourism offered by the adaptation being showcased on the cinema screen. The trope of tourism can thus be appropriated to both constructions and deconstructions of myths of Englishness.

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Sacred Journeys

A Lucrative Revenue Stream

Shadia Taha

Pilgrimage is a widespread event found almost universally across cultures and religious convictions. Sacred journeys take place throughout the world to shrines visited by followers of all religions. Spiritual pilgrimages have always incorporated a

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South African Rural Girls’ Safety Strategies on the School Journey

Ndumiso Daluxolo Ngidi, Xolani Ntinga, Ayanda Khumalo, and Zaynab Essack

. 2021 ). However, these experiences are not uniquely South African. Researchers who have studied the impact of neighborhood disadvantage and violence on girls’ school journeys in the poor communities of Baltimore City report that absenteeism resulted

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The Rite Journey

Rediscovering Rites of Passage for Boys

Andrew Lines and Graham Gallasch

The Rite Journey is a program to allow Australian Year-9 male students age 14-15 years to share a year-long partnership with a teacher-guide as the boy explores what it means to become a respectful and responsible man. Given the current view that rites of passage need to be rediscovered for young people in Western culture, a feature of the program is specially created ceremonies held throughout the year. These celebration points follow the seven steps of a hero’s journey. Curricular content is based on four topics: relationships with self, others, the divine and the world. This paper recounts the program’s background and form and includes feedback of boys who have participated in the program.

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Ai Weiwei “Law of the Journey” in the Time of Instagram

James Nguyen

I first encountered Ai Weiwei's Law of the Journey as an amalgam of Instagram tiles (see photos on following page). The imposing sixty-meter-long rubber lifeboat—filled with faceless rubber bodies—was reduced to a scrollable algorithm. Posted

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Modi's Journey from a Chowkidar (Watchman) to Great God

A Durkheimian Analysis

Anand Raja

worlds exist: sacred and profane. The ‘really religious activity’ happens during periods of such collectiveness in Australia. The Journey of Religion Durkheim says that primitives do not have the idea of a God who creates souls out of nothing. New

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A Journey to Australia

Travel, Media, and the Politics of Representation

Helen Bones

embark on journeys to different parts of the globe. A number of the papers presented referred to a time when Australia was dependent on a maritime world, with sea-based expeditions forming the majority of travel experiences of the southern continent until

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A Transtextual Hermeneutic Journey

Horst Rosenthal's Mickey au camp de Gurs (1942)

Yaakova Sacerdoti

acts as the implicit author's flashlight that illuminates the reader's path on their hermeneutic journey. Figure 1: Cover of Horst Rosenthal's Mickey au camp de Gurs (1942) featuring the author's note, ‘published without permission from Walt