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Lost in Hanoi : disorientation, travel, and urban space

Strange, Shane 2011, Lost in Hanoi : disorientation, travel, and urban space, Journeys : the international journal of travel & travel writing, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 80-95.

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Title Lost in Hanoi : disorientation, travel, and urban space
Author(s) Strange, Shane
Journal name Journeys : the international journal of travel & travel writing
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 80
End page 95
Publisher Berghahn Books
Place of publication Oxford, U. K.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1465-2609
1752-2358
Keyword(s) disorientation
Hanoi
non-place
space
subjectivity
travel
urban
Summary Using a 2010 trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, this article looks at the ways that disorientation is used as a  trope within the urban environment and to create the traveling subject. Suggesting that travel is a form of deliberate disorientation/ orientation, the article focuses on ideas of disorientation within the urban environment and the ways they have been portrayed in Western cultural forms (the flâneur; the dérive) while suggesting these forms are not sufficient to understand the dynamics of travel. Moreover, the article focuses on two forms of travel as disorientation derived from John Zilcosky—the trope of being “lost and found” and that of  “the return.” Finally, the article suggests that Marcus Auge’s idea of non-place is not only a sufficient way of conceptualizing contemporary notions of travel, but is also an indicator of something beyond its scope—that of globalization.
Language eng
Field of Research 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Berghahn Books
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040994

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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