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The Cartographic Eye - How Explorers Saw Australia

The Cartographic Eye - How Explorers Saw Australia

Author: Simon Ryan
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1996. First edition. A very good ex-library copy only marked by the usual library marks. The d/w is near fine with only light edge curling and no library marks. A scarce hardback copy.

This book is about the mythologies of land exploration, and about space and the colonial enterprise in particular. It is an innovative investigation of the presumptions, aesthetics and politics of Australian explorers' texts that shows that they are not the simple, unadorned observations their authors would have us believe. The book argues that contact with Aborigines are occasions of discursive contest. It scrutinizes and undermines the scientific and literary methodology of exploration. It will be a crucial text for readers in cultural, postcolonial and Australian studies.
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General Fields

  • : 9780521571128
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : September 1996
  • : 1.6 Centimeters X 15.2 Centimeters X 22.9 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 248
  • : 809.9/33294
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Simon Ryan