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Coral empire : underwater oceans, colonial tropics, visual modernity

Author: Ann Elias
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ann Elias traces the history of two explorers whose photographs and films of tropical reefs in the 1920s cast corals and the sea as an unexplored territory to be exploited in ways that tied the tropics and reefs to colonialism, racism, and the human domination of nature.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elias, Ann, 1955-
Coral empire.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018037352
Named Person: J E Williamson; Frank Hurley; Frank Hurley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Elias
ISBN: 9781478004462 1478004460
OCLC Number: 1077483140
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 286 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Coral empire --
Mad love --
Williamson and the photosphere --
The Field Museum-Williamson undersea expedition --
Under the sea --
Williamson in Australia --
Hurley and the floor of the sea --
Hurley and the Australian Museum expedition --
Pearls and savages --
Hurley and the Torres Strait diver --
Explorers and modern media --
Color and tourism --
The Anthropocene.
Responsibility: Ann Elias.

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"Coral Empire's postcolonial jeremiad also registers the joyful endurance of surrealist visions of the submarine as a deliriously consciousness-altering realm." -- James Delbourgo * TLS *

 
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