Imperial Eyes Travel Writing and Transculturation

ISBN-10: 0415438179
ISBN-13: 9780415438179
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This second edition of a highly acclaimed and interdisciplinary book which quickly established itself as a seminal text in its field investigates the way in which travel writing has constructed an image of the world beyond Europe for European readerships. Focusing on writing about South America and Africa in relation to the political and economic expansion of Europe, this long-awaited second edition of Imperial Eyes : is updated throughout, including a new preface, an updated introduction and a postscript reflecting critically on the category of the postcolonial and how it has changed since the first edition was published in 1992 contains new material, which reads well-known Latin American texts through the concept of neocoloniality and continues to discuss more general questions of the postcolonial in relation to the Americas and new ways of expressing late twentieth-century experiences of migration and displacement contains new illustrations of relevantdocuments and artefacts discussed within the text.

1st edition contents
List of Illustrations
Prefac?
Introduction: Criticism in the contact zone
Science and sentiment, 1750-1800 Science, planetary consciousness, interiors
Narrating the anti-conquest
Anti-conquest II: The mystique of reciprocity Eros and Abolition
The reinvention of AmFrica, 1800-50 Alexander von Humboldt and the reinvention of Africa
Reinventing AmFrica II: The capitalist vanguard and the exploratrices sociales Reinventing AmFrica/Reinventing Europe: Creole self-fashioning
Imperial Stylistics, 1860-1980 From the Victoria N'yanza to the Sheraton San Salvado?
Notes
Index

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