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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller


Travel is a special form of human mobility that is subject to different historical conditions and one that, deliberately or not, always entails knowledge acquisition and knowledge transfer. Travel facilitates the encounter with peoples, ideas, and material artifacts. In the age of Enlightenment, the nexus between travel and knowledge gained a new intensity, as the movement beyond the known turned into a specific scientific project with manifestations in theoretical reflection as well as literary practice. In the special section on Travel Writing and Knowledge Transfer contributors from the fields of Literary and Travel Studies investigate how human mobility gains epistemic significance in the exploration of nature and foreign cultures. The articles focus on conditions and forms of knowledge production while traveling (itinerant knowledge). They analyze how observations, experiences, and reflections made on the move are molded and transformed in fiction and nonfiction, and they discuss the impact on European cultural and intellectual horizons.

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Putting the Culture into Bioculturalism

A Naturalized Aesthetics and the Challenge of Modernism

Dominic Topp

fare is an intellectually nutritionless gruel” (166). While the idea of modernist art as an attack on other systems of representation is a persistent one among critics, it is not clear that it is necessarily held by artists themselves, and it would be

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Marta Nunes da Costa

would promote freedom; instead, as long as the actual system of representation endures, there is no way of breaking the cycle of political, social and economic impoverishment. This is a fascinating conclusion because it forces us to revise our own

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Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell

, underlie social knowledge ( Bruner 1990 ). Fictional narratives make manifest the dialectical relationship between personal experience and the creative imagination on one hand, and cultural norms and shared systems of representation on the other. Inherently

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Rapping French Cities in the 1990s

Blurring Marseille and Brightening Paris in Contested Processes of Boundary Making

Joseph Downing

collection of lyrics, “finding indications for particular concepts, expanding concepts…[and] collecting further data.” 46 Here, the lyrical dimensions of the tracks and titles were analyzed as “systems of representation” 47 for their depictions of urban

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The Future of Representative Politics

On Tormey, Krastev and Rosanvallon

Mihail Evans

, various other forms of advocacy groups and associations have developed. In a representative democracy, voting is the epitome of political involvement but it is only part of an elaborate and complex system of representation. Indeed, he argues that given the

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Emma Celeste Bedor

formats that continue to exist (see Jenkins 2008) . Building on Freud’s psychoanalytic work on the gaze, feminist scholar Laura Mulvey (1975) famously claimed that the cinema is a system of representation that facilitates pleasurable viewing for two

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Eliana Elisabeth Diehl and Esther Jean Langdon

relationship between the deliberations of the district councils with CISI or vice versa (see Garnelo et al., 2003, p. 79 ). A persistent problem since CONDISI Insul’s founding is preparing Indigenous councilors for their duties. The system of representation

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Instrumentalising Media Memories

The Second World War According to Achtung Zelig! (2004)

Maaheen Ahmed

incorporating a wide variety of styles, comics generate ‘a multilayered visual text saturated with allusions to conflicting systems of representation (ranging [in Hogarth's case] from the highly rhetorical language of history painting to the rebellious insolence

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Nick Underwood

PCF rallied against the Law of 1920, which punished women for having abortions and censured advertisement and circulation of information on contraception. And yet, as Bard and Robert show, “the rapidity with which the system of representation of the