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作者 Shankar, Subramanian, 1962-
書名 Textual traffic : colonialism, modernity, and the economy of the text / S. Shankar
出版項 Albany : State University of New York Press, 2001
國際標準書號 0791449912
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  810.9355 Sh187 2001    在架上    30500101055740
 人文社會聯圖  PS366.T73 S53 2001    在架上    30600020037660
說明 xvii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies
SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Introduction: textual economics, the modern, and the postmodern -- Travel narratives and Gulliver's travels -- Into darkness and out of it -- Wright and wrong in a land of pathos -- V.S. Naipaul, modernity, and postcolonial excrement
"In Textual Traffic, S. Shankar clarifies notions of modernity and postmodernity by lucidly examining their relationship to colonialism. In the process, he challenges current emphases in cultural criticism through an exploration of what it means to regard the text as an economy and carries out a detailed scrutiny of travel narratives as a genre."
"Paying particular attention to representations of Africa and India, Shankar tracks the historical contours of a colonial modernity in a wide variety of travel narratives - African-American and postcolonial, canonical and filmic - drawn from different periods of the twentieth century. Included are explorations of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men, Richard Wright's Black Power, V.S. Naipaul's India trilogy, and Stephen Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."--Jacket
主題 Travelers' writings, American -- History and criticism
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism
Modernism (Literature) -- English-speaking countries
Postcolonialism -- English-speaking countries
Travel writing -- History
Colonies in literature
Travel in literature
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