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The Resource Imperial media : colonial networks and information technologies in the British literary imagination, 1857-1918, Aaron Worth

Imperial media : colonial networks and information technologies in the British literary imagination, 1857-1918, Aaron Worth

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Imperial media : colonial networks and information technologies in the British literary imagination, 1857-1918
Title
Imperial media
Title remainder
colonial networks and information technologies in the British literary imagination, 1857-1918
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Worth
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Imperial Media: Colonial Networks and Information Technologies in the British Literary Imagination, 1857{u2013}1918 brings together two of the most dynamic and productive approaches to the study of nineteenth-century literature in recent years{u2014}media studies and colonial studies{u2014}to illuminate the rich and enduring symbiosis that developed between information technologies and Empire. Over a century before Facebook and the iPhone, Britons relied on the electric media of their day for information about their global empire{u2014}but those media, which during Victoria{u2019}s reign stretched out its tentacles to form a true 2world wide web,3 not only delivered information but provided conceptual frames as well, helping to shape the way their users thought. Ranging in space from the telegraph offices of Kipling{u2019}s India to the wireless transmitter on H.G. Wells{u2019}s Africanized moon, and in time from the Sepoy Rebellion to the Great War, Imperial Media reveals the extent to which British conceptions of imperial power were inflected by the new media of the nineteenth century: the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, radio, and cinema. While focusing on the fiction of Kipling, Wells, Marie Corelli, H. Rider Haggard, and John Buchan (2the last Victorian,3 in Gertrude Himmelfarb{u2019}s phrase), Aaron Worth also argues that the 2imperial media3 of the Victorians retain much of their imaginative life and power today, informing such popular entertainments of the twenty-first century as Bollywood cinema and the BBC{u2019}s science-fiction franchise Torchwood. This is a vital, engaging study that will shape future discussions of both colonial and information systems, as well as the relationship between the two, in Victorian studies and elsewhere. --Provided by publisher
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OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worth, Aaron
Dewey number
820.9/008
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.T4
LC item number
W67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Literature and technology
  • English literature
  • Mass media and literature
  • Information technology in literature
Label
Imperial media : colonial networks and information technologies in the British literary imagination, 1857-1918, Aaron Worth
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imperial cybernetics -- Imperial projections -- Imperial transmissions -- Imperial informatics -- Coda. Post-imperial media
Control code
862790669
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9780814212516
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013034228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862790669
Label
Imperial media : colonial networks and information technologies in the British literary imagination, 1857-1918, Aaron Worth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imperial cybernetics -- Imperial projections -- Imperial transmissions -- Imperial informatics -- Coda. Post-imperial media
Control code
862790669
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 146 pages
Isbn
9780814212516
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013034228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862790669

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