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Music for Unknown Journeys by Cristian Aliaga: New and Selected Prose Poems: Travels in Europe, Africa and the Americas

Benjamin Bollig

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348097
eISBN:
9781800852181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What is the purpose of travel in an age when millions are displaced against their will or have no home to speak of in the first place? How can we travel without being tourists, without erasing the ... More


Bruce Chatwin and the ‘modern WONDER VOYAGE’: In Patagonia (1977)

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter approaches Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia in the terms suggested by the writer himself – as a ‘modern wonder voyage’. It argues that is as such that the book is an exemplary travellers’ ... More


Industrial Surfing: The Commodification of Experience

Scott Laderman

in Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

By the early twenty-first century, surfing was a multibillion-dollar industry. It relied on the neoliberal globalization of the preceding decades, with surfwear corporations employing sweatshop labor ... More


Welsh Tea: The Centring and Decentring of Wales and the Welsh Language

Nikolas Coupland

in Multilingualism and the Periphery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945177
eISBN:
9780199333172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945177.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

‘Welsh tea’ is a curiously empty formulation, unless we look into particular historical contexts in which tea came to acquire metaculturally indexical values. In this chapter I examine photographic ... More


The Silent Cats of Patagonia

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Cougar sightings have increased in California's Venture County, as they have throughout Washington, Colorado, and Montana. Even in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, cougars are now returning. Known ... More


Bone Tales: Patagonian Monsters and the Paleontological Imagination

Gabriela Nouzeilles

in Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401483
eISBN:
9781683402152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401483.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on visions of Patagonia as the origin of the world in the work of the renowned Argentine scientist Florentino Ameghino (1854–1911), and particularly on his recourse to indigenous ... More


Studying Dry Land with a Maritime Perspective

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that Darwin’s theoretical insights on the geology and paleontology of South America were made possible by his experience with maritime surveying on the continent’s Atlantic and ... More


Nutrient Cycling within an Arid Ecosystem

William H. Schlesinger and Sandy L. Tartowski

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Low quantities of soil nitrogen limit plant growth in the Chihuahuan Desert (Ettershank et al. 1978; Fisher et al. 1988; Lajtha and Whitford 1989; Mun and Whitford 1989) and in other deserts of the ... More


The “Short Step Backward”

Naomi Oreskes

in The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117325
eISBN:
9780197561188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117325.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

In 1922, Harry Fielding Reid, a founder of American seismology, encapsulated the American perspective on scientific method in a review of Wegener’s Origin of Continents and Oceans. “There have been ... More


Between Faith and Delusion: Corporate Credit After 1980

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Abetted by new religious media, will-power psychology supported the “financialization” of the American economy and its faith-based mentality. Disparities in wealth increased as new strategies ... More


Meaningful Work in a Time of Crisis

Vincent Stanley

in Working Alternatives: American and Catholic Experiments in Work and Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288359
eISBN:
9780823290512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288359.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The co-author of The Responsible Company: Patagonia’s First 40 years describes how work at the clothing company he helped start became increasingly meaningful and satisfying over the decades as, ... More


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