by Frederick J. Ruf, Bewildered Travel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bewildered Travel book, Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis, a voluntary trading in of the security one feels at home for unpredictability and confusion. In Bewildered Travel Frederick Ruf argues that this confusion, which we might think of simply as a necessary evil, is in fact the very thing we are seeking when we leave home. Ruf relates this quest for confusion to our religious behavior. Citing William James, who defined the religious as what enables us to "front life," Ruf contends that the search for bewilderment allows us to point our craft into the wind and sail headlong into the storm rather than flee from it. This view challenges the Eliadean tradition that stresses religious ritual as a shield against the world’s chaos. Ruf sees our departures from the familiar as a crucial component in a spiritual life, reminding us of the central role of pilgrimage in religion. In addition to his own revealing experiences as a traveler, Ruf presents the reader with the journeys of a large and diverse assortment of notable Americans, including Henry Miller, Paul Bowles, Mark Twain, Mary Oliver, and Walt Whitman. These accounts take us from the Middle East to the Philippines, India to Nicaragua, Mexico to Morocco--and, in one threatening instance, simply to the edge of the author’s own neighborhood. "What gives value to travel is fear," wrote Camus. This book illustrates the truth of that statement.
by Anne Storch, Sansibarzone Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sansibarzone book, In den ruinierten Landschaften einer von Kolonisierung geprägten Welt erscheint Sprache als Vehikel ökonomischer Aneignung und flüchtiger Begegnungen. Anne Storch und Ingo H. Warnke legen mit ihrem wissenschaftlichen Essay ein Tagebuch, eine Feldstudiendokumentation und einen Dialog über ihre Reise von Sylt über Kairo nach Sansibar vor - und hinterfragen dabei den linguistischen Blick ihrer Erfahrungen. Dabei gerät ihr Schreiben ins Stocken und sucht Wege zum Sprechen in der neokolonialen Welt. In Verbindung mit einer kritischen Sichtung postkolonialer Arbeiten zielt das Buch auf die Austreibung aus den Grenzen der Sprachlosigkeit.
by Tim Corcoran, Joint Action Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Joint Action book, Joint Action: Essays in honour of John Shotter brings together a cross-disciplinary group of fifteen respected international scholars to explain the relevance of John Shotter’s work to emerging concerns in twenty-first century social science. Shotter’s work extends over forty years and continues to challenge conventional scientific thinking across a range of topics. The disciplines and practices that Shotter’s work has informed are well established throughout the English-speaking world. This is the first publication to examine the importance of his influence in contemporary social sciences and it includes authoritative discussions on topics such as social constructionism, democratic practice, organisational change, the affective turn and human relations. The geographical diversity and disciplinary breadth of scholarly contributions imbues the book with international scope and reach. Joint Action presents a contemporary reflection on Shotter’s work that demonstrates its influence across a range of substantive topics and practical endeavours and within disciplines including management studies and philosophy as well as psychology. As such, it will appeal to researchers and postgraduate students of social sciences and related disciplines, as well as to those who have heard of Shotter’s work and want to know more about its utility and value in relation to their own research or practice.
by , Conflict And Confusion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conflict And Confusion book, "Leaving home, stepping into the way that will lead us away, far away, walking among strangers, being stunned, getting lost - these are religious behaviors." (Ruf 2007, 4).
by Angelika Mietzner, Language And Tourism In Postcolonial Settings Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language And Tourism In Postcolonial Settings book, This book focuses on perspectives from and on the global south, providing fresh data and analyses on languages in African, Caribbean, Middle-Eastern and Asian tourism contexts. It provides a critical perspective on tourism in postcolonial and neocolonial settings, explored through in-depth case studies. The volume offers a multifaceted view on how language commodifies, and is commodified in, tourism settings and considers language practices and discourse as a way of constructing identities, boundaries and places. It also reflects on academic practice and economic dynamics in a field that is characterised by social inequalities and injustice, and tourism as the world's largest industry enacting dynamic communicative, social and cultural transformations. The book will appeal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of tourism studies, linguistics, literature, cultural history and anthropology, as well as researchers and professionals in these fields.
by Jeffrey S. Bennett, When The Sun Danced Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download When The Sun Danced book, Between May and October of 1917, three young shepherds were reportedly visited six times by an apparition of the Virgin Mary near the town of Fátima in Portugal. At the final apparition event, approximately 70,000 visitors gathered to witness a prophesied miracle intended to convince the public that the children’s visions were of divine origin. The miracle took the form of a solar anomaly; witnesses claimed that the sun began to "dance." Exploring the early development of the cult of the Virgin of Fátima and the overthrow of the liberal, secular government by pro-Catholic elements, Jeffrey Bennett offers the first book-length scholarly study of the cult’s relationship to the rise of authoritarian politics in Portugal. When the Sun Danced offers a fascinating look at the cultural dynamics that informed one of the most turbulent periods in the nation’s history.
by Rory Harden, The Populist Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Populist book, Who thinks he has an answer to the Greater Persian Question? Who’s going to save a nation on the brink? What’s going down in the Libyan desert? Why all the motorcycles? What’s the deal with the iguanas? And, most of all... Who is John Dolt? A fortuitous encounter in the bathroom section. Menacing objects in the African sky. A secret and luxurious fortress in the Costa Rican jungle. A strike of all the really productive people. A private army on the streets. An honest man thrust into the seat of power.