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Mobility at LargeGlobalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing$
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Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318214

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317736

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Travel Histories – From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and Beyond

Travel Histories – From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and Beyond

(p.165) Chapter Five Travel Histories – From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and Beyond
Mobility at Large
Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the concept of travel histories in which the travel writer explores a place's complex history of movement and cultural mobility and examines how the innovative travel writer connects with history and places his or her own journey in its context. It analyzes Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul and Ziauddin Sardar's Consumption of Kuala Lumpur. It discusses the plot of these travel texts and argues that both texts push the limits of borders and boundaries and challenge the reader to negotiate a textuality of co-presence, interaction and permeability.

Keywords:   travel histories, history of movement, cultural mobility, Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk, Consumption of Kuala Lumpur, Ziauddin Sardar, textuality

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