Place matters : gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia /

"Susan Morgan's study of materials and regions previously neglected in contemporary postcolonial studies begins with the transforming premise that "place matters." Concepts derived from writings about one area of the world cannot simply be transposed to another area, in some sort...

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Author / Creator:Morgan, Susan, 1943-
Imprint:New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1996.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 345 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism.
English prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women travelers -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 19th century -- Historiography.
British -- Travel -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 19th century -- Historiography.
Feminism and literature -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 19th century.
English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
British -- Travel -- Historiography.
English prose literature.
English prose literature -- Women authors.
Feminism and literature.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Travelers' writings, English.
Women and literature.
Women travelers -- Historiography.
Schriftstellerin
Weibliche Reisende
Reiseliteratur
Reisbeschrijvingen.
Engelsen.
Vrouwen.
Reisverhalen.
English.
Languages & Literatures.
English Literature.
Geschichte 1800-1960.
Frau.
Great Britain.
Southeast Asia.
Großbritannien
Südostasien
Englisch.
Südostasien (Motiv)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11099379
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ISBN:0585022070
9780585022079
9780813522487
081352248X
9780813522494
0813522498
081352248X
0813522498
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) and index.
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Summary:"Susan Morgan's study of materials and regions previously neglected in contemporary postcolonial studies begins with the transforming premise that "place matters." Concepts derived from writings about one area of the world cannot simply be transposed to another area, in some sort of global theoretical move. Moreover, place in the discourse of Victorian imperialism is a matter of gendered as well as geographic terms. Taking up works by Anna Forbes and Marianne North on the Malay Archipelago, by Margaret Brooke and Harriette McDougall on Sarawak, by Isabella Bird and Emily Innes on British Malaya, by Anna Leonowens on Siam, Morgan also makes extensive use of theorists whose work on imperialism in Southeast Asia is unfamiliar to most American academics." "This vivid examination of a different region and different writings emphasizes that in Victorian literature there was no monolithic imperialist location, authorial or geographic. The very notion of a "colony" or an "imperial presence" in Southeast Asia is problematic. Morgan is concerned with marking the intersections of particular Victorian imperial histories and constructions of subjectivity. She argues that specific places in Southeast Asia have distinctive, and differing, masculine imperial rhetorics. It is within these specific rhetorical contexts that women's writings, including their moments of critique, can be read."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Morgan, Susan, 1943- Place matters. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1996 081352248X