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Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton by Ben Grant

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By engaging closely with the work of Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), the iconic nineteenth-century imperial spy, explorer, anthropologist and translator, Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton explores the White Man's 'imperial fantasies', and the ways in which the many metropolitan discourses to which Burton contributed drew upon and reinforced an intimate connection between fantasy and power in the space of Empire. This original study sheds new light on the mechanisms of imperial appropriation and pays particular attention to Burton's relationship with his alter ego, Abdullah, the name by which he famously travelled to Mecca and Medina disguised as a Muslim pilgrim. In this context, Grant also provides insightful readings of a number of Burton's contemporaries, such as Muller, du Chaillu, Darwin and Huxley, and engages with postcolonial and psychoanalytic theory in order to highlight the problematic relationship between the individual and imperialism, and to encourage readers to think about what it means to read colonial history and imperial narrative today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415450867
ISBN-10: 0415450861
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Engaging with the work of Richard Francis Burton, the iconic 19th century imperial spy, explorer and translator, this book sheds new light on the white man's 'imperial fantasies', and ways in which metropolitan discourses drew upon and reinforced an intimate connection between fantasy and power in the space of empire.

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Author Biography - Ben Grant

Ben Grant completed his PhD in Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kent, where he now teaches. He has published articles in Journal of European Studies and Third World Quarterly.

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