The Well-Travelled Journal
Welcome to The Well-Travelled Journal, a new section of the The Well-Travelled Postcard, with a bit of a twist!
The Well-Travelled Journal’s articles are a look behind the scenes of the world we love to travel. They’re a critical analysis of the society, politics and culture that make our world what it is.
The Well-Travelled Journal is a place to read and learn about topical issues in the field of European Society, Politics and Culture, which I’m researching and writing about during my 2-year Master’s Degree. This journal’s essays and papers have a very different style from my usual blog posts, from the traditional ‘postcards’ that have been the mainstay of The Well-Travelled Postcard since its founding in 2012. While my ‘postcard’ blog posts are informal, full of photos, videos, travel tips and focused on exploring the world, this new ‘journal’ is a hub for more formal, academic essays, research papers and position papers. The journal articles are more like the longer, more serious observations I’d write in a travel journal, rather than on the back of a postcard.
Feel free to browse The Well-Travelled Journal’s articles below, which will grow as I continue my Master’s Degree in European Society, Politics and Culture.
Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Baltic label Chapter 2: The Nordic label Chapter 3: The post-Soviet / Russian / East European labels Conclusion Introduction In […]
One of the greatest challenges for Europe in the current climate of Euroscepticism is the region’s identity crisis. As yet there is no established or universally agreed vision of what […]
There are numerous similarities between the two disciplines of sociology and cultural studies. The former is the older, more established approach to studying the delineated concept of ‘society’, and the […]
In the relatively nascent field of memory studies, cultural anthropologist Aleida Assmann is a prominent figure. Considered to be an expert in cultural and collective memory, Assmann published the article […]
At no other time of the year does the film industry get quite as much attention as now. We are currently in full swing of the awards season, which runs […]
“Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises.” – Jean Monnet Jean Monnet’s quote inspires reassurance that so-called crises in […]
The European Union is the first international organisation to attempt a common foreign policy, usually considered a domain of ‘high politics’ that lies solely with nation states. Given its somewhat […]
Months after Britain’s referendum on membership of the European Union (EU), the eyes of millions across Europe remain glued to the news to catch every last update on Brexit. The […]
One criticism often levelled at political leaders involved in international negotiations is that they lack sufficient transparency and public accountability. There are various understandable reasons for this secrecy, such as […]