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Postcolonial Travel Writing : Critical Explorations.

Author: Justin D Edwards; Rune Graulund
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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With its inclusion of original essays challenging the view of travel writing as a Eurocentric genre, this book will stand as a benchmark study of future inquiries in the field. It will revitalize the critical debate, sparking a much needed rethinking of a vibrant and highly popular but also volatile genre that has seen many changes in recent years.
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Edwards, Justin D.
Postcolonial Travel Writing : Critical Explorations.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin D Edwards; Rune Graulund
ISBN: 9780230294769 0230294766
OCLC Number: 700707112
Description: 1 online resource (203 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Reading Postcolonial Travel Writing; 1 Beyond Imperial Eyes; 2 Disturbing Naipaul's 'Universal Civilization': Islam, Travel Narratives and the Limits of Westernization; 3 Travelling Home: Global Travel and the Postcolonial in the Travel Writing of Pico Iyer; 4 Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips's The Atlantic Sound; 5 Decolonizing Travel: James/Jan Morris's Geographies; 6 'Between somewhere and elsewhere': Sugar, Slate and Postcolonial Travel Writing. 7 Where the Other Half Lives: Touring the Sites of Caribbean Spirit Possession in Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place8 Floral Diaspora in Jamaica Kincaid's Travel Writing; 9 Post-Orientalism and the Past-Colonial in William Dalrymple's Travel Histories; 10 An Interview with William Dalrymple and Pankaj Mishra; Index.

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With its inclusion of original essays challenging the view of travel writing as a Eurocentric genre, this book will stand as a benchmark study of future inquiries in the field. It will revitalize the critical debate, sparking a much needed rethinking of a vibrant and highly popular but also volatile genre that has seen many changes in recent years.

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