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Joseph Conrad and the anthropological dilemma : "bewildered traveller"

Author: John W Griffith
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first detailed analysis of Conrad's early works in relation to nineteenth-century anthropology, Victorian travel writing, and contemporary anthropological theory.
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Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Griffith
ISBN: 0198183003 9780198183006
OCLC Number: 31709745
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Oxford University.
Description: viii, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'Bewildered Traveller': The Anthropological Dilemma in Joseph Conrad's Fiction --
1. Transcultural Identification: The Anthropological Dilemma in Heart of Darkness and Victorian Anthropology --
2. Cultural Immersion and Culture Shock in Conrad's Fiction --
3. 'Pioneers of Trade and Progress': Conrad's Civilization and its Discontents --
4. The Rise and Fall of Empires: Heart of Darkness and Historical Cycles in the Victorian Era --
5. 'Going Native', Coming Home: 'Decivilization' in Heart of Darkness and Conrad's Malaysian Novels --
6. Nordau's Degeneration and Lombroso's Atavism in Heart of Darkness and 'Falk' --
7. Anthropology's Impact on Evolution and Ethics in the Victorian Era --
8. Tribes and Detribalization: Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: John W. Griffith.
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