Empire Islands: Castaways, Cannibals, and Fantasies of Conquest

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Through a detailed unpacking of the castaway genre's appeal in English literature, Empire Islands forwards our understanding of the sociopsychology of British Empire. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower argues convincingly that by helping generations of readers to make sense of--and perhaps feel better about--imperial aggression, the castaway story in effect enabled the expansion and maintenance of European empire.Empire Islands asks why so many colonial authors chose islands as the setting for their stories of imperial adventure and ...

Empire Islands: Castaways, Cannibals, and Fantasies of Conquest 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648634

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Empire Islands: Castaways, Cannibals, and Fantasies of Conquest 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648627

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