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Postcolonial Literary Geographies

Out of Place

Authors: Thieme, John

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This book examines how ideas about place and space have been transformed in recent decades. It offers a unique understanding of the ways in which postcolonial writers have contested views of place as fixed and unchanging and are remapping conceptions of world geography, with chapters on cartography, botany and gardens, spice, ecologies, animals and zoos, and cities, as well as reference to the importance of archaeology and travel in such debates. Writers whose work receives detailed attention include Amitav Ghosh, Derek Walcott, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Robert Kroetsch. Challenging both older colonial and more recent global constructions of place, the book argues for an environmental politics that is attentive to the concerns of disadvantaged peoples, animal rights and ecological issues. Its range and insights make it essential reading for anyone interested in the changing physical and human geography of the contemporary world.

About the authors

John Thieme is Senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK. He previously held Chairs at the University of Hull and London South Bank University, and has also taught at the Universities of Guyana and North London. His books include Post-Colonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon, Post-Colonial Studies: The Essential Glossary and monographs on Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul and R.K. Narayan.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Exploring Space, Excavating Place

    Thieme, John

    Pages 1-13

  • Postcolonial Mappae Mundi

    Thieme, John

    Pages 15-40

  • After the Bounty: Botany and Botanical Tropes

    Thieme, John

    Pages 41-76

  • ‘Lucent Syrops, Tinct with Cinnamon’: Romantic Spice, Postcolonial Spice

    Thieme, John

    Pages 77-99

  • Borrowing the Earth: Postcolonial Ecologies

    Thieme, John

    Pages 101-130

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45687-8
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Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45686-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonial Literary Geographies
Book Subtitle
Out of Place
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45687-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45687-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45686-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 237
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