The rhetoric of empire: colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration

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Duke University Press, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
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""The Rhetoric of Empire" is a richly eclectic, innovative study. It should appeal to a considerable cross-section of scholars and students and gain recognition as a significant intervention in colonial studies."--Rob Nixon, Columbia University

"Spurr's ability to make connections between literature and its shadow discourse, journalism, and to show how the two work in tandem to reinforce the culture of colonialism, is really most impressive. The overall result of his approach is a broad perspective on the global problem of colonialism."--Christopher Miller, Yale University

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User Review  - Andy Janes - Goodreads

A tough slog. Made some interesting points, but definitely not a "fun" read. Read full review

Review: The Rhetoric of Empire: Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration

User Review  - Megan Adams - Goodreads

While I appreciate attention to colonial discourses and the ways in which they work to silence and marginalize -- I do feel like he did not pay as much attention to contemporary issues in journalism ... Read full review

Contents

Under Western Eyes
13
Inheriting the Earth
28
Savage Beauties
43
Copyright

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