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- n. The way of life of a nomad
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being a nomad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a nomad; nomadic habits or tendencies.
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Yet, at the same time, nomadism is one of the centripetal forces, like chain stores and comic strips, that binds the United States together.
This nomadism, which is nothing less than society on wheels, cannot be satirized as a whim of fashion; it has a serious cause in -- the discovery of the disease called nervous prostration, which demands for its cure constant change of scene, without any occupation.
I am biased against this kind of nomadism, no matter how well-upholstered the vehicles.
Germano Celant chose "nomadism" as a conceptual linchpin that united the sensibilities of disparate Alighiero e Boetti's maps in mind.
"Their nomadism is a very deep ethnic culture, referred to in ancient Irish texts.
Building on an Aboriginal tradition of "mapping" the land through chant, "The Songlines" is a story of ideas, but when taken as anthropology about nomadism it has infuriated more knowledgeable readers.
BJD: How do you think your nomadism between Europe and the U.S. has altered your work?
Many of his works also express a nostalgia for a vanishing way of life (as evoked by the mythical St. Botolphs in the Wapshot novels), characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community, as opposed to the alienating nomadism of modern suburbia.
Chatwin's real subject, however, was not nomadism but himself.
At the same time he worked steadily on what he intended to be a book about nomadism, examining "what is, for me, the question of questions: the nature of human restlessness."