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Remnants of conquest

by Peter Hulme | 23 November 2000
Hardback
Category: Travel Writing
Synopsis
In 1877 a US ornithologist stumbled across a small indigenous Caribbean population, the Caribs, still living in a remote part of the small island of Dominica. His account of his stay among the Caribs started a trickle of visitors which grew to a steady stream and is now in the full flood of mass tourism. Remnants of Conquest offers an account and analysis of these visitors' writings as they struggle to understand the way of life of a twentieth-century indigenous community, inhabitants of a postcolonial world. The visitors who have followed the ornithologist's footsteps include the novelist Jean Rhys, who was fulfilling a childhood ambition, a colonial officer who expected to meet Red Indians in warpaint, a British naval officer who bombarded the Reserve with starshells, and an anthropologist who settled on the island with a Carib woman. Through this close focus on a small place extensively written about, Remnants of Conquest raises crucial questions about the postcolonial perceptions of indigeneity.
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Synopsis
In 1877 a US ornithologist stumbled across a small indigenous Caribbean population, the Caribs, still living in a remote part of the small island of Dominica. His account of his stay among the Caribs started a trickle of visitors which grew to a steady stream and is now in the full flood of mass tourism. Remnants of Conquest offers an account and analysis of these visitors' writings as they struggle to understand the way of life of a twentieth-century indigenous community, inhabitants of a postcolonial world. The visitors who have followed the ornithologist's footsteps include the novelist Jean Rhys, who was fulfilling a childhood ambition, a colonial officer who expected to meet Red Indians in warpaint, a British naval officer who bombarded the Reserve with starshells, and an anthropologist who settled on the island with a Carib woman. Through this close focus on a small place extensively written about, Remnants of Conquest raises crucial questions about the postcolonial perceptions of indigeneity.
€192.50
577 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780198112150
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 23/11/2000
Categories - All, Books, Travel and Transport, Travel, Travel Writing
No. of Pages - 382
Weight - 569
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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