The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation

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An extraordinary study of the politics of representation, The Rumour of Calcutta explores the discursive construction of a 'city of intensities'. John Hutnyk analyses representations of Calcutta in a wide variety of discourses: in the gossip and traveller-lore of backpackers and volunteer charity workers; in writing - from classic literature to travel guides; in cinema, photography and maps. Throughout, the focus is on the technologies of representation which frame experiences of Calcutta, particularly Calcutta as decay. ...

The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation 1996, Zed Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781856494083

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The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation 1996, Zed Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781856494076

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