Release on 2015-02-26 | by Kurt Luger,Ute Giacomozzi
Reflexionen aus zwei Studienreisen
Author: Kurt Luger,Ute Giacomozzi
Pubpsher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Social Science
Im vorliegenden Buch präsentieren Tourismusstudierende der Fachhochschule Salzburg ihre Reflexionen zu zwei Studienreisen nach Nepal. Sie zeigen die Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten für Touristiker außerhalb des bekannten österreichischen und europäischen Tourismuskontextes. Die Beiträge geben Einblick in Leben, Geschichte und Natur Nepals, das zu den ärmsten Ländern der Welt gehört, und geben darüber hinaus Aufschluss über die Rezeption von Bildungsreisen bei Studierenden.
European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to Culture, 1800-1918
Author: James Buzard
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Business & Economics
The Beaten Track is a major study of European tourism during the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century.James Buzard demonstrates the ways in which the distinction between tourist and traveller has developed and how the circulation of the two terms influenced how nineteenth and twentieth-century writers on Europe viewed themselves and presented themselves in writing. Drawing upon a wide range oftexts from literature, travel writing, guidebooks, periodicals, and business histories, the book shows how a democratizing and institutionalizing tourism gave rise to new formulations about what constitutes `authentic' cultural experience. Authentic culture was represented as being in the secretprecincts of the `beaten track' where it could be discovered only by the sensitive true traveller and not the vulgar tourist.Major writers such as Byron, Wordsworth, Frances Trollope, Dickens, Henry James, and Forster are examined in the light of the influential Murray and Baedeker guide books.This elegantly written book draws links with debates in cultural studies concerning the ideology of leisure and concludes that in this period tourism became an exemplary cultural practice appearing to be both popularly accessible and exclusive.
A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a loving husband and father, an enthusiastic teacher, a surprisingly accomplished bongo player, and a genius of the highest caliber---Richard P. Feynman was all these and more. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track--collecting over forty years' worth of Feynman's letters--offers an unprecedented look at the writer and thinker whose scientific mind and lust for life made him a legend in his own time. Containing missives to and from such scientific luminaries as Victor Weisskopf, Stephen Wolfram, James Watson, and Edward Teller, as well as a remarkable selection of letters to and from fans, students, family, and people from around the world eager for Feynman's advice and counsel, Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track not only illuminates the personal relationships that underwrote the key developments in modern science, but also forms the most intimate look at Feynman yet available. Feynman was a man many felt close to but few really knew, and this collection reveals the full wisdom and private passion of a personality that captivated everyone it touched. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track is an eloquent testimony to the virtue of approaching the world with an inquiring eye; it demonstrates the full extent of the Feynman legacy like never before. Edited and with additional commentary by his daughter Michelle, it's a must-read for Feynman fans everywhere, and for anyone seeking to better understand one of the towering figures--and defining personalities--of the twentieth century.
Der hollandische Kolonialbeamte und Professor der Sinologie in Berlin (1854-1921) hat bahnbrechend auf dem Gebiet der chinesischen Volkskunde und Religionsgeschichte gearbeitet. Zu seinen Hauptwerken gehoren u.a. Le Code du Mahayana en Chine und The Religious System of China. Daneben hat de Groot fur Emile Guimet, Grunder des Musee Guimet, die Figuren eines volksreligiosen Pantheon zusammengetragen, das heute, neben einer spateren Sammlung von Otto Franke in Berlin, einzigartiges Studienmaterial bietet. Der Jerusalemer Religionswissenschaftler Zwi Werblowsky wurdigt in diesem Band erstmals de Groots Leben und Werk, wobei er sich wesentlich auf unveroffentlichte Quellen, so de Groots Tagebuch, stutzt.
Presents Some Of Kishwar`S Best And Most Controversial Essays Relating To Women - Marraige Payments And Dowry - Unwanted Daughters - Denial Of Inheritance Rights To Women - Land Rights - Love, Sex And Marriage - Harassment, The Culture Of Beauty Contest - Sita As An Ideal Etc.
'Off the Beaten Track' presents new work by twelve writers taking part in a unique collaborative project. Each of them was invited to compose one haiku per day for a month, thus contributing towards the total of 365 haiku for a full calendar year. The result is a fascinating collection of glimpses into the lives of twelve highly distinctive writers through their observations of the minutiae of their daily activities and the world around them.