Writes of Passage
Travel Writing, Place and Ambiguity
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Writes of Passage by James Duncan
Book DescriptionWrites of Passage explores the interplay between a system of "othering" which travelers bring to a place, and the "real" geographical difference they discover upon arrival. Exposing the tensions between the imaginary and real, Duncan and Gregory and a team of leading internationa contributors focus primarily upon travelers from the 18th and 19th Centuries to pin down the imaginary within the context of imperial power. The contributors focus on travel to three main regions: Africa, South Asia, and Europe - wit the European examples being drawn from Britain, France and Greece.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415160148
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A discussion of the interplay between an homogenizing system of othering which travellers bring to a place and the geographical difference they discover on arrival. The tensions between the imaginary and real geographical difference is explored and the essays focus on British travel writers.
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