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Travel and Representation

Edited by Garth Lean, Russell Staiff, and Emma Waterton

250 pages, 23 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-602-7 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78533-603-4 eBook

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“This is a well-written book that disentangles, through sound interdisciplinary scholarship, the multiple workings of travel representations, their effects on people, and their limits…[It] is definitely recommended reading for graduate students and scholars with an interest in how travel, including tourism, is represented and how both travel and its representations mutually influence each other.” • JRAI (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute)

“This is a collection of beautifully written chapters coalescing around a set of mutually illuminating themes: the visual, the poetic, imagination, the post-representational, travel, and self/world making. Moving from film to the Internet, from photography to music, and from travel writing and poetry to television commercials, Travel and Representation puts this debate over representation into terms that are amenable to tourism studies and research.” • Jennie Germann Molz, College of the Holy Cross

“This is an innovative collection of chapters that pushes the scope of research at the intersections between travel and representation in new directions by focusing on what representations ‘do’ in constructing the sensory and emotional experiences of travelers.” • Duncan Light, Bournemouth University


Travel and Representation is a timely volume of essays that explores and re-examines the various convergences between literature, art, photography, television, cinema and travel. The essays do so in a way that appreciates the entanglement of representations and travel at a juncture in theoretical work that recognizes the limits of representation, things that lie outside of representation and the continuing power of representation. The emphasis is on the myriad ways travelers/scholars employ representation in their writing/analyses as they re-think the intersections between travelers, fields of representation, imagination, emotions and corporeal experiences in the past, the present and the future.

Garth Lean is a Lecturer in Geography and Urban Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University.

Russell Staiff is an adjunct fellow in the critical heritage and tourism program in the School of Social Sciences at Western Sydney University and an adjunct professorial fellow in the architectural heritage and tourism program at Silpakorn University, Bangkok.

Emma Waterton is an Associate Professor based at Western Sydney University in the Institute for Culture and Society and School of Social Sciences and Psychology.

Subject: Heritage StudiesTravel and TourismCultural Studies (General)Literary Studies


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