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The Resource Ulysses' sail : an ethnographic odyssey of power, knowledge, and geographical distance, Mary W. Helms

Ulysses' sail : an ethnographic odyssey of power, knowledge, and geographical distance, Mary W. Helms

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Ulysses' sail : an ethnographic odyssey of power, knowledge, and geographical distance
Title
Ulysses' sail
Title remainder
an ethnographic odyssey of power, knowledge, and geographical distance
Statement of responsibility
Mary W. Helms
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What do long-distance travelers gain from their voyages, especially when faraway lands are regarded as the source of esoteric knowledge? Mary Helms explains how various cultures interpret space and distance in cosmological terms, and why they associate political power with information about strange places, peoples, and things. She assesses the diverse goals of travelers, be they Hindu pilgrims in India, Islamic scholars of West Africa, Navajo traders, or Tlingit chiefs, and discusses the most extensive experience of long-distance contact on record--that between Europeans and native peoples--and the clash of cultures that arose from conflicting expectations about the "faraway.". The author describes her work as "especially concerned with the political and ideological contexts or auras within which long-distance interests and activities may be conducted ... Not only exotic materials but also intangible knowledge of distant realms and regions can be politically valuable ̀goods, ' both for those who have endured the perils of travel and for those sedentary homebodies who are able to acquire such knowledge by indirect means and use it for political advantage."Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helms, Mary W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acculturation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Voyages and travels
  • Social distance
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Acculturation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social distance
  • Voyages and travels
Label
Ulysses' sail : an ethnographic odyssey of power, knowledge, and geographical distance, Mary W. Helms
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Gods or Devils or Only Men
  • 6. The Outer Realms of Christendom
  • 7. Conclusion
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • 1. Positions and Problems
  • 2. The Cultural Creation of Space and Distance
  • 3. The Investigation of Cultural Distance
  • 4. The Authority of Distant Knowledge
Control code
ocn889253307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859542
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859542
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt738s3j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253307
Label
Ulysses' sail : an ethnographic odyssey of power, knowledge, and geographical distance, Mary W. Helms
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Gods or Devils or Only Men
  • 6. The Outer Realms of Christendom
  • 7. Conclusion
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • 1. Positions and Problems
  • 2. The Cultural Creation of Space and Distance
  • 3. The Investigation of Cultural Distance
  • 4. The Authority of Distant Knowledge
Control code
ocn889253307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859542
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859542
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt738s3j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253307

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