Adventure: An Argument for Limits (Hardcover)

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What is the meaning of "adventure" as we enter the third decade of the 21st century, after a global pandemic, social and geopolitical calamities, and accelerating environmental catastrophes? What stories are humans telling about wilderness, remote destinations, and the most difficult thoughts thinkable?

Adventure is a pinball assortment of unexpected encounters. Each chapter entertains a specific project, fantasy, or activity that dabbles with adventure - and runs into limits. Subjects range from Mars exploration, commercial space tourism, and adventure consumerism, to the day-to-day experiences of living in a world increasingly impacted by climate change and environmental disasters.

Taking a wide-angle view - at times personal, at others theoretical - Schaberg explores our ideas about adventure and their narrative, cultural, and philosophical underpinnings.

About the Author


Christopher Schaberg is Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University, New Orleans, USA. He is the author of 7 books, including The Textual Life of Airports (2013), The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth (2018), and Pedagogy of the Depressed (2022). He is series co-editor (with Ian Bogost) of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798765101452
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: August 10th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English