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This article has been published in: Ocula 12, Alibi: an Approach to the Semiotics of Travel
author: Roberto Pellerey (Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione, Università di Genova (IT))
The Bare Feet of Brasil (and China, the Mermaids)
language: italianpublication date: March 2012
abstract: Two travels that are different as for the places and environments (Brasil and China), the purpose and reason (one was for voluntary work in international cooperation, the other for tourism), the depth of the contact (one was residential, the other in ceaseless move), yet similar as for the perspective of observation, the individuation and narration of "things seen" (objects, daily occurrences, habits, events, short encounters, talks) that pile up until a salient interpretive theme appears, and becomes the access key to understanding the country itself.keywords: viaggio, turismo, letteratura di viaggio, cooperazione internazionale, volontariato, brasile, cina, vita quotidiana
citation information: Roberto Pellerey, I piedi nudi del Brasile (e la Cina, le sirene), "Ocula", vol.13, n.12, March 2012. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2
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