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The Resource Presenting America's world : strategies of innocence in National geographic magazine, 1888-1945, Tamar Y. Rothenberg

Presenting America's world : strategies of innocence in National geographic magazine, 1888-1945, Tamar Y. Rothenberg

Label
Presenting America's world : strategies of innocence in National geographic magazine, 1888-1945
Title
Presenting America's world
Title remainder
strategies of innocence in National geographic magazine, 1888-1945
Statement of responsibility
Tamar Y. Rothenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"National Geographic is probably the most visible and popular expression of geography in the US, a cultural standard-bearer. This book presents a critical analysis of the world portrayed by this magazine, from its formative years through 1945. It situates the National Geographic Society's development within the context of a new American overseas expansionism, interrogates the magazine as America's ubiquitous source of wholesome exotica and erotica, examines the ways in which it framed the world for its millions of readers, and questions its participation in the cultural work of US global hegemony. It argues that National Geographic successfully employed 'strategies of innocence', a contradictory stance of representation which simultaneously asserts innocence - either the innocence of 'just watching' or the innocence of altruistic behaviour - while naturalizing Western hegemony." "The book not only examines the world the magazine presented to its readers, but also its own institutional world of writers, photographers, and editors. It focuses on Gilbert H. Grosvenor, the magazine's editor for over 50 years; Maynard Owen Williams, a writer and photographer who worked on nearly 100 articles from 1919 to 1960; and Harriet Chalmers Adams, a freelancer, explorer and Pan American activist who contributed 21 articles."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Rothenberg, Tamar Y
Dewey number
910
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G1.N275
LC item number
R68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Re-materialising cultural geography
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  • American periodicals
  • American periodicals
Label
Presenting America's world : strategies of innocence in National geographic magazine, 1888-1945, Tamar Y. Rothenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Pictures of innocence -- National Geographic in the new world order -- Picturing the world, imagining the nation -- Picturing human geography : orders of science and art -- Maynard Owen Williams : contradictions of a 'seeing-man' -- Harriet Chalmers Adams : intricacies of class, gender and gusto
Control code
82673551
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780754645108
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007003825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)82673551
Label
Presenting America's world : strategies of innocence in National geographic magazine, 1888-1945, Tamar Y. Rothenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Pictures of innocence -- National Geographic in the new world order -- Picturing the world, imagining the nation -- Picturing human geography : orders of science and art -- Maynard Owen Williams : contradictions of a 'seeing-man' -- Harriet Chalmers Adams : intricacies of class, gender and gusto
Control code
82673551
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780754645108
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007003825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)82673551

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