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Geography Militant: Cultures of Exploration and Empire / Edition 1
     

Geography Militant: Cultures of Exploration and Empire / Edition 1

by Felix Driver
 

ISBN-10: 0631201114

ISBN-13: 9780631201113

Pub. Date: 10/11/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Geography Militant is a compelling account of the relations between geographical knowledge, exploration, and empire.

This book traces the emergence of a modern culture of exploration, as reflected in the role of institutions such as the Royal Geographical Society and the reputation of explorers such as Livingstone and Stanley. The production and

Overview

Geography Militant is a compelling account of the relations between geographical knowledge, exploration, and empire.

This book traces the emergence of a modern culture of exploration, as reflected in the role of institutions such as the Royal Geographical Society and the reputation of explorers such as Livingstone and Stanley. The production and dissemination of geographical knowledge in the age of empire involved much more than the collection of new facts: it required the mobilization of a wide range of material and imaginative resources. Geography Militant pays particular attention to the contradictory and contested nature of geography, unraveling contemporary debates over the status of fieldwork, the ethics of exploration and the relations between science and sensationalism. These issues are of more than historical interest, as the culture of Geography Militant continually regenerates itself in the worlds of advertising, tourism and heritage.

This engaging book will be of interest to scholars and students in Geography, History, Literature, Anthropology, Cultural Studies and the History of Science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631201113
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/11/2000
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 0.59(h) x 5.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

1. Geographical Knowledge, Exploration and Empire.

2. The Royal Geographical Society and the Empire of Science.

3. Hints to Travellers: Observation in the Field.

4. Missionary of Science: David Livingstone and the Exploration of Africa.

5. Becoming an Explorer: The Martyrdom of Winwood Reade.

6. Exploration by Warfare: Henry Morton Stanley and his Critics.

7. Making Representations: From an African Exhibition to the High Court of Justice.

8. Exploring Darkest England: Mapping the Heart of Empire.

9. Geography Militant and its After-life.

Index.

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