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Imperial eyes : travel writing and transculturation

Author: Mary Louise Pratt
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"How has travel writing produced 'the rest of the world' for European readerships? How does one speak of transculturation from the colonies to the metropolis? Studies in colonial and exploration discourse have identified the enormous significance of travel writing as an ideological apparatus of Empire. The study of travel writing has, however, remained either naively celebratory or dismissive, treating texts as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Louise Pratt
ISBN: 9780415438162 0415438160 9780415438179 0415438179 9780203932933 0203932935
OCLC Number: 144548269
Description: xiv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : criticism in the contact zone --
pt. 1. Science and sentiment, 1750-1800 --
Science, planetary consciousness, interiors --
Narrating the anti-conquest --
Anti-conquest II : the mystique of reciprocity --
Eros and abolition --
pt. 2. The reinvention of América, 1800-50 --
Alexander von Humboldt and the reinvention of América --
Reinventing América II : the capitalist vanguard and the exploratrices sociales --
Reinventing América/reinventing Europe : Creole self-fashioning --
pt. 3. Imperial stylistics, 1860-2007 --
From the Victoria N'yanza to the Sheraton San Salvador --
In the neocolony : modernity, mobility, globality.
Responsibility: Mary Louise Pratt.
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