NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2021, Book 2

Economics and Tourism

OCEANIA IN THE TRAVEL REPORTAGE (TRAVEL WRITING) OF BRITISH WOMEN PIONEERS OF TOURISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Antonina Lukowska

ABSTRACT

The phenomenon of British women travelers - the forerunners of modern tourism - deserves attention because of the motives of their travels, the directions of their journeys and the permanent mark they left behind, creating the genre of women's travel reportage - women's travel writing. What prompted British women to travel more often than other women? Barbara Hodgson answers this self-asked question as follows. The inhabitants of the United Kingdom of both sexes were eager wanderers and colonizers. Women travelers have left behind descriptions of their journeys in the form of travel reports, which are a source of geographical knowledge about Oceania, among other places and touristic conditions. They are also a testimony to the mentality of 19th century British women. The author uses the historical method and critical reading of this texts of culture.

KEYWORDS

British women of 19th century, womens’ travel writing, Oceania

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2021, Book 2, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-14-0, OCEANIA IN THE TRAVEL REPORTAGE (TRAVEL WRITING) OF BRITISH WOMEN PIONEERS OF TOURISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY, 125-131 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2021/B2/V4/11