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The Resource Place matters : gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia, Susan Morgan

Place matters : gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia, Susan Morgan

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Place matters : gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia
Title
Place matters
Title remainder
gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia
Statement of responsibility
Susan Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Susan
Dewey number
820.9/355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR788.T72
LC item number
M67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Travelers' writings, English
  • English prose literature
  • Women travelers
  • British
  • Feminism and literature
  • English prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • Travel writing
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • British
Label
Place matters : gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia, Susan Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) 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
Ch. 1. Place Matters -- Ch. 2. Port of Entry: Colonial Singapore -- Ch. 3. The Holy Land of Victorian Science: Anna Forbes, with Henry Forbes and Alfred Russel Wallace in the Eastern Archipelago -- Ch. 4. Botany and Marianne North: Painting "A Garland about the Earth" -- Ch. 5. The Company as the Country: On the Malay Peninsula with Isabella Bird and Emily Innes -- Ch. 6. "One's Own State": Margaret Brooke, Harriette McDougall, and Sarawak -- Ch. 7. Anna Leonowens: Women Talking in the Royal Harem of Siam -- Ch. 8. Looking Behind and Ahead
Control code
32778884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780813522487
Isbn Type
(clorh : alk. paper)
Lccn
95021408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Place matters : gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia, Susan Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) 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
Ch. 1. Place Matters -- Ch. 2. Port of Entry: Colonial Singapore -- Ch. 3. The Holy Land of Victorian Science: Anna Forbes, with Henry Forbes and Alfred Russel Wallace in the Eastern Archipelago -- Ch. 4. Botany and Marianne North: Painting "A Garland about the Earth" -- Ch. 5. The Company as the Country: On the Malay Peninsula with Isabella Bird and Emily Innes -- Ch. 6. "One's Own State": Margaret Brooke, Harriette McDougall, and Sarawak -- Ch. 7. Anna Leonowens: Women Talking in the Royal Harem of Siam -- Ch. 8. Looking Behind and Ahead
Control code
32778884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780813522487
Isbn Type
(clorh : alk. paper)
Lccn
95021408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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