Islands in History and Representation by Vanessa Rod EdmondIslands in History and Representation by Vanessa Rod Edmond

Islands in History and Representation

EditorVanessa Rod Edmond, Vanessa Smith

Paperback | October 16, 2006

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This innovative collection of essays explores the ways in which islands have been used, imagined and theorised, both by island dwellers and continentals. This study considers how island dwellers conceived of themselves and their relation to proximate mainlands, and examines the fascination that islands have long held in the European imagination.
The collection addresses the significance of islands in the Atlantic economy of the eighteenth century, the exploration of the Pacific, the important role played by islands in the process of decolonisation, and island-oriented developments in postcolonial writing.
Islands were often seen as natural colonies or settings for ideal communities but they were also used as dumping grounds for the unwanted, a practice which has continued into the twentieth century. The collection argues the need for an island-based theory within postcolonial studies and suggests how this might be constructed. Covering a historical span from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, the contributors include literary and postcolonial critics, historians and geographers.
Rod Edmondwas born and grew up in New Zealand. Following graduate work at Oxford University he is currently a Reader in Nineteenth Century and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kent. He has published on Victorian and Modernist literature, contemporary Pacific and New Zealand writing and extensively in the field of Eighteenth - ...
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Title:Islands in History and RepresentationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:October 16, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415418577

ISBN - 13:9780415418577

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