Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations by J. EdwardsPostcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations by J. Edwards

Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations

byJ. EdwardsEditorR. Graulund

Hardcover | November 10, 2010

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With its inclusion of original essays challenging the view of travel writing as a Eurocentric genre, this book will stand as a benchmark study of future inquiries in the field. It will revitalize the critical debate, sparking a much needed rethinking of a vibrant and highly popular but also volatile genre that has seen many changes in recent years.
WILLIAM DALRYMPLE Independent Scholar TABISH KHAIR Associate Professor of English, Aarhus University, Denmark CLAIRE LINDSAY Senior Lecturer in Latin American Literature and Culture, University College London, UK MARÍA LOURDES LÓPEZ ROPERO Lecturer in English, University of Alicante, Spain PANKAJ MISHRA Independent Scholar ZORAN PE?I? ...
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Title:Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical ExplorationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241190

ISBN - 13:9780230241190

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction: Reading Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D.Edwards & R.Graulund Beyond Imperial Eyes; C.Lindsay Disturbing Naipaul's 'Universal Civilization': Islam, Travel Narratives and the Limits of Westernization; B.Roy Traveling Home: Global Travel and the Postcolonial in the Travel Writing of Pico Iyer; R.Graulund Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips's The Atlantic Sound; M.L.L.Ropero Decolonizing Travel: James/Jan Morris's Geographies; R.Phillips 'Between somewhere and elsewhere': Sugar, Slate and Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D.Edwards Where the Other Half Lives: Touring the Sites of Caribbean Spirit Possession in Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place; A.Schroder Flora Diaspora in Jamaica Kincaid's Travel Writing; Z.Pe?i? Post-Orientalism and the Past-Colonial in William Dalrymple's Travel Histories; P.Smethurst An Interview with William Dalrymple and Pankaj Mishra; T.Khair Index

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"Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations is an important study of central contemporary writers and their postcolonial travel text. With an impressive line-up of experts in the field, including scholars and travel writers, the collection embarks on the very timely project to not only offer close, theory-informed readings of significant travelogues, but to also revisit the use and usefulness of paradigms like ‘the postcolonial’, ‘globalization’, ‘transculturation’, or ‘the contact zone’, with which these travel texts are usually greeted and treated." -- Julia Kuehn, Assistant Professor of English, University of Hong Kong