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Chasing Tales: Travel Writing, Journalism and the History of British Ideas about Afghanistan

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Chasing Tales is the first exclusive study of journalism, travel writing and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan. It offers a timely investigation of the notional Afghanistan(s) that have prevailed in the popular British imagination. Casting its net deep into the nineteenth century, the study investigates the country s mythologisation by scrutinising travel narr ...more
Paperback, 283 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Brill/Rodopi
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Tank Green
Jun 26, 2009 Tank Green rated it it was ok
Shelves: theory
there were some really interesting observations and analysis in parts 2 and 3. i was particularly interested in her analysis of synecdoche in part 2 and also the analysis of news reporting in part 3. however, i feel that her points in part 1 were heavily undermined by the fact that she's never actually been to afghanistan.

i'd give it 2.5 stars if i could!
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