Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, and Geographical Distance

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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 ...

Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, and Geographical Distance 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691634654

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Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, and Geographical Distance 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, and Geographical Distance 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, and Geographical Distance 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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