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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