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Writing, Travel and Empire: Colonial Narratives of Other Cultures
The British Empire drew on the talents of many remarkable figures whose lives reveal a wonderfully rich interweaving with the crucial issues of the period. In some cases they left a legacy of travel writing, novels, biography and ethnography which made important contributions to our knowledge of other cultures. Writing, Travel and Empire explores the lives and writings of ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by I. B. Tauris
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interesting and not at all what i expected from the title. each chapter is a portrait of a colonial-era "amateur" anthropologist/ethnographer. since anthropology was not yet an academic discipline, these are basically people who fell through the cracks historically. some intriguing characters. many of the authors avoid anachronistic condemnations, which is a plus. Casement was particularly fascinating to read about, since he was executed on the basis of charges of treason and homosexuality.