Description - The Rumour of Calcutta by John Hutnyke
A study of the politics of representation which explores the construction of a "city of intensities" - Calcutta. The author analyzes representations of Calcutta in a variety of discourses: in the gossip and traveller-lore of backpackers and volunteer charity workers; in writing - from classic literature to travel guides; in cinema, photography and maps. The author shows how the rumours of Westerners continue to contribute to the elaboration of an imaginary city; and in so doing, circulate in ways fundamental to the maintenance of international order. The books draws on such writers as Heidegger, Marx, Spivak, Trinh, Jameson, Clifford, Virilio, Bataille, Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari.
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(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Zed Books Ltd
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