Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134071920
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/26/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Louise Pratt is Silver Professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures at New York University, and formerly Olive H. Palmer Professor of Humanities at Stanford University. She has published widely in the areas of Latin American literature and society, comparative literature, gender studies, and the cultural study of colonialism and imperialism. She was president of the Modern Language Association in 2003

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Table of Contents

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Preface
1 Introduction: Criticism in the contact zone 1
Pt. I Science and sentiment, 1750-1800
2 Science, planetary consciousness, interiors 15
3 Narrating the anti-conquest 38
4 Anti-conquest II: The mystique of reciprociry 69
5 Eros and abolition 86
Pt. II The reinvention of America, 1800-50
6 Alexander von Humboldt and the reinvention of America 111
7 Reinventing America II: The capitalist vanguard and the exploratrices sociales 144
8 Reinventing America/Reinventing Europe: Creole self-fashioning 172
Pt. III Imperial stylistics, 1860-1980
9 From the Victoria Nyanza to the Sheraton San Salvador 201
Notes 229
Index 251
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