Welcome to the new Anthem Press website, currently in BETA mode. The fully functional and updated site will be live soon!

Interpersonal Encounters in Contemporary Travel Writing

Interpersonal Encounters in Contemporary Travel Writing

French and Italian Perspectives

By Catharine Mee

A critical study on the theme of interpersonal encounter in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century French and Italian travel writing.

Paperback, 202 Pages

ISBN:9781783084203

January 2015

£25.00, $40.00

More Retailers>

  • About This Book
  • Reviews
  • Author Information
  • Series
  • Table of Contents
  • Recently Viewed Titles

About This Book

This critical study examines the theme of interpersonal encounter in a range of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century travel writing written in French and Italian. Structured typologically, each chapter focuses on a typical activity that brings traveller-protagonists into contact with those they encounter: guiding and interpreting, hosting, staring and photography, challenging, and accompanying. Drawing on a wide variety of writing, the study offers a unique focus on this central but overlooked aspect of travel, demonstrating the key place that encounter occupies in the contemporary travel culture.

With reference to the literary critical study of travel writing, sociological and anthropological approaches to the study of tourism, as well as research in French and Italian area studies, the volume locates encounter firmly within the context of modern tourism. Elucidating the nature of encounter in unprecedented ways, the study demonstrates how the treatment of encounter determines the generic boundaries of travel writing and how narratives of encounter reveal the gap between ideals and practices in travel. The volume also analyses the dynamics between the traveller and ‘travellee’, as they are represented in narrative form, re-evaluating traditional notions of the traveller’s power and examining the potential for travellee agency, with particular reference to discourses of authenticity and ethics.

Reviews

No reviews for this title.

Author Information

Catharine Mee is an independent researcher. She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2009, writing her thesis on French and Italian travel writing.

Series

Anthem Studies in Travel

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1. ENCOUNTERING, TRAVELLING, WRITING: 1.1 Encounter; 1.2 Travel Writing and Tourism; 1.3 Voyage/Viaggio; 1.4 Chapters; 2. STRATEGY, AUTHENTICITY, ETHICS: 2.1 Strategy; 2.2 Authenticity; 2.3 Ethics; 3. GUIDING: 3.1 Authenticity and Mediation; 3.2 Translation and Voice; 4. HOSTING: 4.1 Hospitality and Authenticity; 4.2 Freedom; 4.3 The Nature of Encounters; 5. STARING: 5.1 The Stare of the Travellee; 5.2 Photography and Encounter; 6. CHALLENGING: 6.1 Economic Power; 6.2 Justification: Rickshaw Riders; 6.3 Distancing: Prostitutes; 6.4 Dilemma: Beggars; 7. ACCOMPANYING: 7.1 Absent Friends; 7.2 Alter Ego or Mirror?; 7.3 Chance Companions; 8. CONCLUDING; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Recently Viewed Titles

Latest Tweets

  • Transnational Crimes in the Americas: Law, Policy and Institutions by Marshall B. Lloyd has just been published. Le… https://t.co/Bub4ctXQhg

    - 15:45:38 on 10/12/2018
  • Learn more about newly published #anthempress title British Depth Studies c500–1100 (Anglo-Saxon and Norman Britain… https://t.co/4irZDPu6Qk

    - 08:45:38 on 08/12/2018
  • Learn more about newly published #anthempress title The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implic… https://t.co/c2WkbNYs4b

    - 08:45:38 on 06/12/2018
  • @ProfSteveFuller's book Post-Truth: Knowledge as a Power Game was reviewed in Postdigital Science and Education. Fi… https://t.co/3CplrbLmS9

    - 08:45:38 on 04/12/2018
  • Mesoscale Modelling for Meteorological and Air Pollution Applications, edited by Ranjeet S. Sokhi, Alexander Baklan… https://t.co/l04ZpMWw36

    - 08:45:38 on 01/12/2018
  • Brigid Rooney's novel Suburban space, the novel and Australian modernity has recently been published! Purchase your… https://t.co/xOHMT6zOCS

    - 08:45:38 on 29/11/2018
  • Anthem Press author @ProfSteveFuller has written a blog post about Post Truth for the American Philosophical Associ… https://t.co/BhNLGd2TTU

    - 08:45:38 on 20/11/2018
  • Land Dispossession and Everyday Politics in Rural Eastern India by Kenneth Bo Nielsen has been reviewed in Contempo… https://t.co/mT0i6aKSF5

    - 08:45:38 on 07/11/2018
  • Anthem Press's new title "IB Music Revision Guide" by Roger Paul has just been announced! To learn more, click here… https://t.co/4QYvL1iGiB

    - 08:45:38 on 02/11/2018
  • A paperback edition of Habermas and Giddens on Praxis and Modernity by Craig Brown is now available. Purchase your… https://t.co/VrKmLEh2eo

    - 08:45:38 on 31/10/2018