The Ethics of Travel: From Marco Polo to Kafka
Manchester University Press, 1996 - Literature - 240 pages
This text has two main objectives: to explore how travel narrative works as a form of cross-cultural representation and to propose a critical method for its study; and to set out the ethical imperatives of travel as a mode of encounter with difference that leads to the performative enactment of becoming other.
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