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The fiction of geopolitics : afterimages of culture, from Wilkie Collins to Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Christopher Lloyd GoGwilt
Publisher: Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studying a range of writers, genres, and disciplines, this book interrogates the status of geopolitics as a 20th-century fiction. It argues , through a reading of anarchist and imperialist  Read more...

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Named Person: R B Cunninghame Graham; Olive Schreiner; Joseph Conrad; Wilkie Collins
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Lloyd GoGwilt
ISBN: 0804737266 9780804737265 0804737312 9780804737319
OCLC Number: 44468946
Description: xiii, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Genealogy of Geopolitics --
The Geopolitical Image: Anarchism, Imperialism, and the Hypothesis of Culture in the Formation of Geopolitics --
H.J. Mackinder, the Hypothesis of Culture, and the Formation of Geopolitics --
Mackinder's Geopolitical Image of Britain --
Ratzel's Anthropogeographical Image of Humankind --
Reclus's Social Geography, the Image of the State, and the Hegemony of Europe --
Imaginary Institutions of Geography --
Culture and Nihilism: Prefiguring Geopolitics --
The Victorian Blot: Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone, and the Concept of Culture --
The Plot of The Moonstone: "The blot of the Diamond" --
Framing the Plot: Critical Perspectives on Imperialism --
The Blot of Victorian Subjectivity: "On the unanswerable evidence of the paint-stain" --
Victorian Cultural Capital and the Formalizing of Empire, 1858-1876 --
Victorian Nihilism: Friedrich Nietzsche and Olive Schreiner --
Friedrich Nietzsche's "Sisters" --
Olive Schreiner's "Strangers" --
Aesthetic Form, European Nihilism, and Pathologies of Power --
Utopia and Sabotage: Contesting Geopolitics --
Broadcasting News from Nowhere: Utopian Narrative and the Sketch-Artistry of R.B. Cunninghame Graham --
Afterimages of R.B. Cunninghame Graham --
The News of "Bloody Sunday": Lessons in Working-Class Consciousness --
News from Overseas: The Ipane and Edward Garnett's Overseas Library --
News of Death: "Heather Jock" and Cunninghame Graham's Utopian Sense of Community --
News of War: Cunninghame Graham's "Victory" and the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Responsibility: Christopher GoGwilt.
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" . . . GoGwilt manages an impressive synthesis of material."--"Utopian Studies"

 
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