The Invention of the West: Joseph Conrad and the Double-Mapping of Europe and Empire

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780804731591: The Invention of the West: Joseph Conrad and the Double-Mapping of Europe and Empire

This study shows how the contemporary commonplace idea of 'the West' emerged around the turn of the century from the combined and related phenomena of European imperial expansion and a crisis of democratic politics. The author argues that twentieth-century ideas of 'the West' can be traced to the convergence of two distinct discursive contexts: the 'new imperialism' of the 1890s that gave wider currency to oppositions between East and West, and the influence of nineteenth-century Russian debates on Western European ideas of Europe. The work of Conrad is shown to be uniquely suited to studying the relation between these two cultural and political contexts, since they provided Conrad with his two great themes - colonialism and revolution.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Christopher GoGwilt is Associate Professor of English at Fordham University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Christopher Lloyd GoGwilt
Published by Stanford University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0804731594 ISBN 13: 9780804731591
New Paperback Quantity Available: 16
Seller:
DIANE Publishing Co.
(Darby, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Successful business for 25 Years!. Bookseller Inventory # 109376

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Christopher Gogwilt
Published by Stanford Univ Pr (1998)
ISBN 10: 0804731594 ISBN 13: 9780804731591
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford Univ Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0804731594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

GoGwilt, Christopher Lloyd
Published by Stanford University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0804731594 ISBN 13: 9780804731591
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110804731594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds