Travel literature as an example of human flourishing

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Travel Literature can be a way of approaching eudaimonia and an interdisciplinary meeting point. When travelling, the individual is exposed to a multiple encounter experience. On the other hand, travelling is an intergenerational experience, and it will be increasingly so. From this perspective, it is possible to enrich studies by focusing on tourism and globalization, but also on relationships with technology. It is also possible, from this angle, to open new ways of developing new narratives that deepen in the encounter with oneself, with other cultures and that define new values in an ethics of human flourishing. The attempt to synthetize Travel Literature, an "elusive genre'', does not only contribute to sort out a tenuous typology, but also evidences the need to keep thinking about two fundamental dimensions of human existence; the dimension of circumstance, and the dimension of imagination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Flourishing
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Perspective on Neuroscience, Health, Organizations and Arts
EditorsMireia Las Heras, Marc Grau Grau, Yasin Rofcanin
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-09786-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-09785-0
StatePublished - 2023


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