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The Resource Imperial eyes : travel writing and transculturation, Mary Louise Pratt

Imperial eyes : travel writing and transculturation, Mary Louise Pratt

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Imperial eyes : travel writing and transculturation
Title
Imperial eyes
Title remainder
travel writing and transculturation
Statement of responsibility
Mary Louise Pratt
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 symptoms of imperial ideologies. Imperial Eyes explores European travel and exploration writing, in connection with European economic and political expansion since 1700. It is both a study in genre, and a critique of ideology. Pratt examines how travel books by Europeans create the domestic subject of European imperialism, and how they engage metropolitan reading publics with expansionist enterprises whose material benefits accrued mainly to the very few. These questions are addressed through readings of particular travel accounts connected with particularhistorical transitions, from the eighteenth century to Paul Theroux: sentimental travel writing and its links with abolitionist rhetoric, discursive reinventions of South America during the period of its independence (1800-1840), and eighteenth-century European writings on Southern Africa in the context of inland expansion."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1948-
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Pratt, Mary Louise
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Africa
  • Imperialism
  • European prose literature
  • Europe
Label
Imperial eyes : travel writing and transculturation, Mary Louise Pratt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Am{u2972}ica, 1800-50 -- Reinventing Am{u2972}ica II : the capitalist vanguard and the exploratrices sociales -- Reinventing Am{u2972}ica/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
Control code
ocn144548269
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780415438179
Lccn
2007024479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780415438179
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Imperial eyes : travel writing and transculturation, Mary Louise Pratt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Am{u2972}ica, 1800-50 -- Reinventing Am{u2972}ica II : the capitalist vanguard and the exploratrices sociales -- Reinventing Am{u2972}ica/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
Control code
ocn144548269
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780415438179
Lccn
2007024479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780415438179
Other physical details
illustrations

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