Don't forget to bookmark this web site !!
Used & Out of Print Books | Contact us | Home

Browse and Compare Price at 40+ Sites and 20,000+ Stores!!

|  FAQ/About us |  Recommend us |  Browse |  Memo |  Book Reviews |  Random Quotes |  Help |

 

Find more info., search and price compare for
Constructions of Colonialism: Perspectives on Eliza Fraser's Shipwreck
by Ian J McNiven
Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Leicester University Press
Weight: 0.84 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.98 x W: 0.49 inches
ISBN 10: 0718501713
ISBN 13: 9780718501716
Click here to search for this book and compare price at 40+ bookstores with AddALL.com!

If you cannot find this book in our new and in print search, be sure to try our used and out of print search too!

 

Book Description:
One of the most famous shipwreck sagas of the 19th century took place on the tropical coast of north east Australia. In 1836 'The Stirling Castle' was wrecked off the Queensland coast and many of the crew, together with the captain's wife, Eliza Fraser, were marooned on Fraser Island and held captive by Aboriginal people. Early accounts represent Mrs Fraser as an innocent white victim of colonialism and her Aboriginal captors as barbarous savages. These narratives of the white woman and her Aboriginal 'captors' impacted significantly on England and the politics of Empire at an early stage in Australia's colonial history. This text critically examines the Eliza Fraser episode by bringing together an interdisciplinary team of authors, artists, members of the Fraser Island Aboriginal community and academics in the areas of cultural and women's studies, literature, history, anthropology, archaeology, the visual and creative arts. Essays in the text include feminist analyses of the incident, investigations of textual and visual representations of Aboriginal people, and considerations of the role played by Eliza Fraser as creative inspiration for the arts. The text explores the constructions of Empire, colonialism, identity, femininity, savagery, 'otherness', captivity and survival.


|  Home |  FAQ/About us |  Link to us |  Recommend us |  Contact us |  Bookstores |  Memo |

Shipping Destination:
State:
(US only)
Display in:
Search by:

Searching for Out of Print Books? [Click Here]

[ For web hosting, AddALL recommend Liquidweb]