The Resource The rhetoric of empire : colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration, David Spurr

The rhetoric of empire : colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration, David Spurr

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The rhetoric of empire : colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration
Title
The rhetoric of empire
Title remainder
colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration
Statement of responsibility
David Spurr
Title variation
Colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration
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Language
eng
Summary
The white man's burden, darkest Africa, the seduction of the primitive: such phrases were widespread in the language Western empires used to talk about their colonial enterprises. How this language itself served imperial purposes--and how it survives today in writing about the Third World--are the subject of David Spurr's book, a revealing account of the rhetorical strategies that have defined Western thinking about the non-Western world. Despite historical differences among British, French, and American versions of colonialism, their rhetoric had much in common. The Rhetoric of Empire identifies these shared features -- images, figures of speech, and characteristic lines of argument -- and explores them in a wide variety of sources. A former correspondent for the United Press International, the author is equally at home with journalism or critical theory, travel writing or official documents, and his discussion is remarkably comprehensive. Ranging from T. E. Lawrence and Isak Dineson to Hemingway and Naipaul, from Time and the New Yorker to the National Geographic and Le Monde, from journalists such as Didion and Sontag to colonial administrators such as Frederick Lugard and Albert Sarraut, this analysis suggests the degree to which certain rhetorical tactics penetrate the popular as well as official colonial and postcolonial discourse. -- from http://www.amazon.com (June 25, 2014)
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1949-
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Spurr, David
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.D46
LC item number
S68 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • French prose literature
  • Travel writing
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Discourse analysis
  • Rhetoric
  • American prose literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Discourse analysis
  • English prose literature
  • French prose literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Travel writing
  • Imperialisme
  • Journalistiek
  • Discourse analysis
  • Reisbeschrijvingen
  • Reiseliteratur
  • Stil
  • Kolonialismus
  • Verwaltungssprache
  • Zeitungssprache
  • Developing countries
  • English-speaking countries
  • Developing countries
  • English-speaking countries
Label
The rhetoric of empire : colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration, David Spurr
Link
https://archive.org/details/rhetoricofempire00spur
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Surveillance: Under Western Eyes --- 2. Appropriation: Inheriting the Earth --- 3. Aestheticization: Savage Beauties --- 4. Classification: The Order of Nations --- 5. Debasement: Filth and Defilement --- 6. Negation: Areas of Darkness --- 7. Affirmation: The White Man's Burden --- 8. Idealization: Strangers in Paradise --- 9. Insubstantialization: Seeing as in a Dream --- 10. Naturalization: The Wilderness in Human Form --- 11. Eroticization: The Harems of the West --- 12. Resistance: Notes Toward an Opening
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780822313038
Lccn
92023232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26256638
  • (OCoLC)ocm26256638
Label
The rhetoric of empire : colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration, David Spurr
Link
https://archive.org/details/rhetoricofempire00spur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Surveillance: Under Western Eyes --- 2. Appropriation: Inheriting the Earth --- 3. Aestheticization: Savage Beauties --- 4. Classification: The Order of Nations --- 5. Debasement: Filth and Defilement --- 6. Negation: Areas of Darkness --- 7. Affirmation: The White Man's Burden --- 8. Idealization: Strangers in Paradise --- 9. Insubstantialization: Seeing as in a Dream --- 10. Naturalization: The Wilderness in Human Form --- 11. Eroticization: The Harems of the West --- 12. Resistance: Notes Toward an Opening
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780822313038
Lccn
92023232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26256638
  • (OCoLC)ocm26256638

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