Mary louise pratt imperial eyes travel writing and transculturation

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Imperial Eyes: Studies in Travel Writing and Transculturation by Mary Louise Pratt

Studies in colonial and exploration discourse have identified the enormous significance of travel writing as an ideological apparatus of Empire. The study of travel writing has, however, tended to remain either naively celebratory, or dismissive, treating texts as symptoms of imperial ideologies. Imperial Eyes explores European travel and exploration writing, in conjunction with European economic and political expansion since 1700. It is both a study in the genre and a critique of an ideology. Pratt examines how travel books by Europeans create the domestic subject of European imperialism, and how they engage metropolitan reading publics with expansionist enterprises whose material benefits accrued mainly to the very few. These questions are addressed through readings of travel accounts connected with particular sentimental historical travel writing. It examines the links with abolitionist rhetoric; discursive reinventions of South America during the period of its independence (1800-1840); and 18th-century European writings on Southern Africa in the context of inland expansion.
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Imperial Eyes: Studies in Travel Writing and Transculturation

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Like many good critical books I read during the final flurry of my Ph. 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 Imperial Eyes : Travel Writing and Transculturation. Mary Louise Pratt. How does one speak of transculturation from the colonies to the metropolis?

Focusing on writing about South America and Africa in relation to the political and economic expansion of Europe, this long-awaited second edition of Imperial Eyes: is updated throughout, including a new preface, an updated introduction and a postscript reflecting critically on the category of the 'postcolonial' and how it has changed since the first edition was published in contains new material, which reads well-known Latin American texts through the concept of neocoloniality and continues to discuss more general questions of the postcolonial in relation to the Americas and new ways of expressing late twentieth-century experiences of migration and displacement contains new illustrations of relevant documents and artefacts discussed within the text. Imperial Eyes : Travel Writing and Transculturation.
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Like many good critical books I read during the final flurry of my Ph. Imperial Eyes : Travel Writing and Transculturation. Mary Louise Pratt. How has travel writing produced "the rest of the world" for European readerships? How does one speak of transculturation from the colonies to the metropolis? Studies in colonial and exploration discourse have identified the enormous significance of travel writing as an ideological apparatus of Empire.

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