Posts Tagged ‘Travel

03
Mar
10

finally back in action ladies and gents..

After a long–and much needed–hiatus taking me from Portland to Portugal then onto Abu Dhabi, Bangkok and finally Sydney, Australia.  Sydney will be my base of operations and an important driver of CA over the next year or so..CA will also take on radical new directions–as it should–in assessing and observing our society..CA will also be working closely with other global initiatives bringing readers a more panoramic experience of our ever changing globe. So please stay in-touch as things at CA begin taking their new direction..

29
Sep
08

Has exoticism lost appeal?

Ralph Potts’ new book, Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer.

Of course, the motifs and assumptions of well-told travel stories do change over the years—But I think non-traditional narrative has become a way for writers to wriggle into the complexities of postmodern travel and show the reader things they might otherwise have missed.

The Art of Writing a Story About Walking Across Andorra, a second-person-voice meta-satire about generic travel writing.

Blogs have boomed, so has online video; magazine ad space has shrunk, and traditional newspapers are suffering. Since so much travel media naturally emphasizes consumer and service information, this probably just means that the same kinds of articles are finding their way into new and different venues.

Hat-tip to World Hum; the entire review is here.

29
Aug
08

Most Endangered Languages

The linguistics professor, Peter K Austin reports:

Each language expresses the history, culture, society and identity of the people who speak it, and each is a unique way of talking about the world. The loss of any language is a loss to both the community who use it in their daily lives, and to humankind in general. The songs, stories, words, expressions and grammatical structures of languages developed over countless generations are part of the intangible heritage of all humanity.




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