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Chasing tales [electronic resource] : travel writing, journalism and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan / Corinne Fowler.

By: Fowler, Corinne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studia imagologica: 12.Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007Description: 1 online resource (1 v.).ISBN: 9781435612594 (electronic bk.); 1435612590 (electronic bk.); 9789401204873; 940120487X.Subject(s): Travelers' writings, English -- Afghanistan -- History and criticism | Afghanistan -- In literature | Ethnology -- Afghanistan | Geography | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Reiseliteratur | Presse | Literatur | Afghanistan | EnglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chasing tales.DDC classification: 820.9/355 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Chasing Tales: Travel Writing, Journalism and the History of British Ideas about Afghanistan; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Part One Hanging old stories on the necks of new characters: the legacy of nineteenth-century Afghan-British encounters; Part Two Where ethnographers fear to tread: the counter influence of classical ethnography on travel writing and journalism about Afghanistan; Part Three Retailing insight: reporting Operation Enduring Freedom; Conclusion De-mining the terrain of Afghan-British encounter; Endnotes; Appendix One.
Summary: Chasing Tales is the first exclusive study of journalism, travel writing and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan. It offers a timely investigation of the notional Afghanistan(s) that have prevailed in the popular British imagination. Casting its net deep into the nineteenth century, the study investigates the country's mythologisation by scrutinising travel narratives, literary fiction and British news media coverage of the recent conflict in Afghanistan. This highly topical book explores the legacy of nineteenth-century paranoias and prejudices to contemporary travellers and journa.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chasing Tales: Travel Writing, Journalism and the History of British Ideas about Afghanistan; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Part One Hanging old stories on the necks of new characters: the legacy of nineteenth-century Afghan-British encounters; Part Two Where ethnographers fear to tread: the counter influence of classical ethnography on travel writing and journalism about Afghanistan; Part Three Retailing insight: reporting Operation Enduring Freedom; Conclusion De-mining the terrain of Afghan-British encounter; Endnotes; Appendix One.

Chasing Tales is the first exclusive study of journalism, travel writing and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan. It offers a timely investigation of the notional Afghanistan(s) that have prevailed in the popular British imagination. Casting its net deep into the nineteenth century, the study investigates the country's mythologisation by scrutinising travel narratives, literary fiction and British news media coverage of the recent conflict in Afghanistan. This highly topical book explores the legacy of nineteenth-century paranoias and prejudices to contemporary travellers and journa.

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