|Internet-Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften||17. Nr.||Juni 2010|
|Sektion 6.7.|| The travel: knowledge, communication and / or power
Sektionsleiterin | Section Chair: Carmen Andras („Gheorghe Sincai Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)
Section report 6.7.
The travel: knowledge, communication and/or power
Carmen Andras („Gheorghe Sincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Targu-Mures, Romania) [BIO]
The works of the section strictly followed the order presented in the Conference Brochure, devised by the section chair to pursue a thematic, as well as a chronological line. Of the total 11 participants, two were missing, due to last-minute family problems announced too late for possible modifications in the printed programme: Alexandru Dragos Ivana (University of Bucharest, Romania) and Mariana Ploesteanu (“Gheorghe Sincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Targu-Mures, Romania). The final number of participants was nevertheless 10 due to the fact that Elena Butoescu (University of Craiova, Romania), who had announced her impossibility to attend the conference because of financial matters one month ago, managed to obtain a sponsorship and decided to participate to the section with her paper (which has been initially included on the KCTOS web-site). All the other participants gave their papers according to the established timetable.
The papers given embraced a wide variety of topics related to the general theme of the INST conference and pointed out that the writing of travel experiences imply, beside creativity, the relationship between knowledge and power in the discursive construction of the Other. Our section approached the theme of travel and its hypostases (journeys, exodus, pilgrimage, exploration, exile) from the perspectives of literature, history, geography, imagology, cartography, anthropology, political sciences etc. Themes of discussion were: the relationship travel/power/war/peace, spaces of intercultural and international communication/conflicts of interests, maps of travel and travel of maps, travel - knowledge - power, discourses of identities and/or difference, travel accounts: documents and/or literature, poetics of the exile.
6.7. The travel: knowledge, communication and / or power
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