Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton. Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures, Volume 22. Ben Grant

ISBN: 9786611787189

Published: September 28th 2008

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Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton. Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures, Volume 22.  by  Ben Grant

Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton. Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures, Volume 22. by Ben Grant
September 28th 2008 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9786611787189 | 4.70 Mb

By engaging closely with the work of Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), the iconic nineteenth-century imperial spy, explorer, anthropologist and translator, Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton explores the White Mans imperial fantasies, and the ways in which the many metropolitan discourses to which Burton contributed drew upon and reinforced an intimate connection between fantasy and power in the space of Empire.

This original study sheds new light on the mechanisms of imperial appropriation and pays particular attention to Burtons relationship with his alter ego, Abdullah, the name by which he famously travelled to Mecca and Medina disguised as a Muslim pilgrim.In this context, Grant also provides insightful readings of a number of Burtons contemporaries, such as Muller, du Chaillu, Darwin and Huxley, and engages with postcolonial and psychoanalytic theory in order to highlight the problematic relationship between the individual and imperialism, and to encourage readers to think about what it means to read colonial history and imperial narrative today.



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