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The Resource Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840, Paul Smethurst

Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840, Paul Smethurst

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Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840
Title
Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840
Statement of responsibility
Paul Smethurst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While there is increasing anxiety about the natural world and many are calling for action on the environment, academic discourse on the subject has been dominated by romantic ideas of wilderness, new primitivisms, and philosophical approaches to the concept of nature. This book explores the heyday of travel writing about the natural world between 1768 and 1840. The starting point is the parallel occurrence of Cook's Pacific voyages, natural history, scenic tourism and romantic travel. The lasting effect of these practices has been to turn nature into a detached and abstract space and travel writing had a central role in this process. Unifying a wide field of enquiry is the argument that travel writing, whether presenting scientific information or aesthetic responses to landscape, shares a common interest in finding order and structure in nature. Even where political imperatives are not explicit, a tendency towards imperial order is found; empire is writ large and small. As little resistance to the idea of order is found, we can conclude that, through nature, travel writing in the eighteenth century was generally supportive of empire, trade and the landowning class."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smethurst, Paul
Dewey number
828/.50809355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR756.T72
LC item number
.S64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travel writing
  • English prose literature
  • Travel writing
  • English prose literature
  • Travelers' writings
  • Travelers' writings
  • Nature in literature
Label
Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840, Paul Smethurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-234) 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
The Scientific Gaze and Museum Order -- Natural History in the Contact Zone -- Natural Order: Metaphor and Structure -- Romantic Technique and Humboldtian Vision -- Landscape and Nation-Building -- The English Picturesque as Social Order -- Natural Sublime and Feminine Sublime -- Prescribing Nature: Wordsworth's Guide To The Lakes -- Textual Landscapes and Disappearing Nature -- Conclusion and Coda
Control code
815728023
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9781137030351
Lccn
2012041124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)815728023
Label
Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840, Paul Smethurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-234) 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
The Scientific Gaze and Museum Order -- Natural History in the Contact Zone -- Natural Order: Metaphor and Structure -- Romantic Technique and Humboldtian Vision -- Landscape and Nation-Building -- The English Picturesque as Social Order -- Natural Sublime and Feminine Sublime -- Prescribing Nature: Wordsworth's Guide To The Lakes -- Textual Landscapes and Disappearing Nature -- Conclusion and Coda
Control code
815728023
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9781137030351
Lccn
2012041124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)815728023

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