Representations of British Emigration, Colonisation and Settlement

Imagining Empire, 1800-1860
Author(s): 
Grant, Robert
ISBN: 
1403947120
Date published: 
December 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
224

This volume explores the complex relationships between early Nineteenth-Century representations of emigration, colonization and settlement, and the social, economic and cultural conditions within which they were produced. It stresses the role of writers, illustrators and artists in 'making' colonial/settler landscapes within the metropolitan imaginary, paying particularly close attention to the complex interdependencies between metropolis and colony, which have too often been reduced to simplistic binaries of centre and periphery, metropolitan core and colonial outpost. Focusing on material dealing with Canada, the Cape, Australia and New Zealand, its interdisciplinarity and global reach consequently adds considerably to the field of colonial studies.