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British fiction and cross-cultural encounters : ethnographic modernism from Wells to Woolf

Author: Carey J Snyder
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"British Fiction and Cross-Cultural Encounters reveals that British modernists read widely in anthropology and ethnography, conducted their own "fieldwork," and thematized the challenges of cultural encounters in their fiction. By bringing canonical and popular fiction together with travel writing, ethnographic monographs, and other anthropological texts, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates how ethnographic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carey J Snyder
ISBN: 9780230602915 0230602916
OCLC Number: 154703600
Notes: Revised dissertation.
Description: x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: ethnographic observers observed --
Explorer ethnography and Rider Haggard's African romance, She --
Bewilderment as style and methodology in the writings of Mary Kingsley, H.G. Wells, and Joseph Conrad --
Self-nativizing in Virginia Woolf's The voyage out --
E.M. Forster's A passage to India and the limitations of ethnographic rapport and understanding --
"When the Indian was in vogue": D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, and ethnological tourism in the Southwest.
Responsibility: Carey J. Snyder.

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