Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation / Edition 1

Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation / Edition 1

by Mary Louise Pratt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415060958

ISBN-13: 9780415060950

Pub. Date: 02/28/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

Studies in colonialist 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 looks at European travel and exploration writing, in

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Overview

Studies in colonialist 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 looks at 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415060950
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
1Introduction: Criticism in the contact zone1
Pt. IScience and sentiment, 1750-1800
2Science, planetary consciousness, interiors15
3Narrating the anti-conquest38
4Anti-conquest II: The mystique of reciprociry69
5Eros and abolition86
Pt. IIThe reinvention of America, 1800-50
6Alexander von Humboldt and the reinvention of America111
7Reinventing America II: The capitalist vanguard and the exploratrices sociales144
8Reinventing America/Reinventing Europe: Creole self-fashioning172
Pt. IIIImperial stylistics, 1860-1980
9From the Victoria Nyanza to the Sheraton San Salvador201
Notes229
Index251

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