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The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Now that increased internationalism has challenged the traditional worldviews of many Americans, concerns and fears abound concerning the potential danger posed by contact with foreigners. During the ... More


The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

James Buzard

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122760
eISBN:
9780191671531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a major study of European tourism during the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The author demonstrates the ways in which the distinction between tourist ... More


Introduction: Caste Fictions

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In this chapter, Bhat caste history and identity are presented, with particular attention paid to these bards’ claims to be “traditional” puppeteers. It is shown that such a claim, like many others ... More


The Enduring Power of Praise-Abuse: Bhat Admen in Modern Times

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the Bhats’ tactical narration of their religious history, and specifically the manner in which they present themselves as alternately Hindu or Muslim in order to gain ... More


Difunta Correa

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Difunta Correa, a prominent folk saint in western Argentina. It examines myth development, particularly in relation to Difunta Correa’s miraculous breast; ... More


Human impact on polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the impact of humans on polar regions. Topics covered include the first invasions by humans, the ecology of pre-industrial humans in the Arctic, sealing and whaling, hunting, ... More


 Deopatan Revisited

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents new material on architectural and ritual transformations in the Field of Paśupati (Paśupatikṣetra) that were caused by the political changes in Nepal after the deprivation of ... More


Pilgrimage, Sacred Space

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Wittenberg as a Lutheran pilgrimage site. The various Lutheran organizations promoting and developing the town as a pilgrimage site are discussed, along with tensions between ... More


Catholics

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter One introduces master potter Anton Lang, the most famous player of Christ and an exemplary Catholic whose lifestyle helped to promote the Bavarian People’s Party (BVP) and whose success as a ... More


High Development Follows Disasters

Mark Carey

in In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Control Commission of Cordillera Blanca Lakes, which was established in 1951 to prevent glacial lake outburst floods caused by climate change and glacier retreat in the Andes, had far-reaching ... More


The Unwieldy Fetish: Desi Fantasies, Roots Tourism, and Diasporic Desires

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the new economy of diasporic imagination that hit South Africa after 1994. It begins by examining a range of narratives of roots tourism whereby thousands of South African ... More


The Biology of African Savannahs

Bryan Shorrocks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Savannahs are one of the largest biomes of the world, comprising about 20% of the land surface. Stated simply, they are tropical and subtropical grasslands, with scattered bushes and trees. Most ... More


The Suffering Traveller and the Romantic Imagination

Carl Thompson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259984
eISBN:
9780191717413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259984.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book explores the romance that can attach to the notion of suffering in travel, and the importance of the persona of ‘suffering traveller’ in the Romantic self-fashioning of figures, such as ... More


International Travel

Rey Koslowski

in Global Migration Governance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199600458
eISBN:
9780191723544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600458.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter examines international travel in terms of the development of international norms and regulations; current politics of international cooperation on international travel and consider ... More


Introduction: Rumor: Plausible and Credible

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Rumor and legend are a culture's way of dealing with rapid changes in its worldview, such as has occurred in an America increasingly impacted by contact with the international world. Terrorism, ... More


Tourist Troubles: The Travels of Global Rumor

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

International travel brings the developed world closer to the third world, making their differences all the more visible. Rumors about unwary tourists dramatize these differences. In some, poor ... More


The savannah community and its conservation

Bryan Shorrocks

in The Biology of African Savannahs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter looks at energy flow through the community (primary and secondary production) and food web dynamics. It includes a brief examination of the diversity-stability idea. A detailed flow ... More


Introduction

Carl Thompson

in The Suffering Traveller and the Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259984
eISBN:
9780191717413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259984.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Since the Romantic period, there have been travellers who have especially valorized the discomforts, dangers, misadventures, and disasters that can occur in the course of travel. This introductory ... More


Tourists: Diversification and Disdain, 1760–1830

Carl Thompson

in The Suffering Traveller and the Romantic Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259984
eISBN:
9780191717413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259984.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter situates Romantic acts of travel in their larger context, which is the upsurge of tourism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The various modes of tourism that emerge in this ... More


Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in a Changing World

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The concluding chapter examines how Hindu pilgrimage—and ideas about pilgrimage—have been affected by social change. One such change is the promotion of tourism, which has brought significant ... More


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