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The Resource Out of bounds : Anglo-Indian literature and the geography of displacement, Alan Johnson

Out of bounds : Anglo-Indian literature and the geography of displacement, Alan Johnson

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Out of bounds : Anglo-Indian literature and the geography of displacement
Title
Out of bounds
Title remainder
Anglo-Indian literature and the geography of displacement
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Alan Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
Out of Bounds focuses on the crucial role that conceptions of iconic colonial Indian spaces--jungles, cantonments, cities, hill stations, bazaars, clubs--played in the literary and social production of British India. Author Alan Johnson illuminates the geographical, rhetorical, and ideological underpinnings of such depictions and, from this, argues that these spaces operated as powerful motifs in the acculturation of Anglo-India. He shows that the bicultural, intrinsically ambivalent outlook of Anglo-Indian writers is acutely sensitive to spatial motifs that, insofar as these condition the idea of home and homelessness, alternately support and subvert conventional colonial perspectives. Colonial spatial motifs not only informed European representations of India, but also shaped important aesthetic notions of the period, such as the sublime. This book also explains how and why Europeans' rhetorical and visual depictions of the Indian subcontinent, whether ostensibly administrative, scientific, or aesthetic, constituted a primary means of memorializing Empire, creating an idiom that postcolonial India continues to use in certain ways. Consequently, Johnson examines specific motifs of Anglo-Indian cultural remembrance, such as the hunting memoir, hill station life, and the Mutiny, all of which facilitated the mythic iconography of the Raj. He bases his work on the premise that spatiality (the physical as well as social conceptualization of space) is a vital component of the mythos of colonial life and that the study of spatiality is too often a subset of a focus on temporality. Johnson reads canonical and lesser-known fiction, memoirs, and travelogues alongside colonial archival documents to identify shared spatial motifs and idioms that were common to the period. Although he discusses colonial works, he focuses primarily on the writings of Anglo-Indians such as Rudyard Kipling, John Masters, Jim Corbett, and Flora Annie Steel to demonstrate how conventions of spatial identity were rhetorically maintained--and continually compromised. All of these considerations amplify this book's focus on the porosity of boundaries in literatures of the colony and of the nation. Out of Bounds will be of interest to not only postcolonial literary scholars, but also scholars and students in interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies, South Asian cultural history, cultural anthropology, women's studies, and sociology
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Johnson, Alan G.
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Corbett, Jim
  • Steel, Flora Annie Webster
  • Kipling, Rudyard
  • Corbett, Jim
  • Kipling, Rudyard
  • Steel, Flora Annie Webster
  • Colonies in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Space in literature
  • Anglo-Indian literature
  • Anglo-Indian literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Anglo-Indian literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Space in literature
Label
Out of bounds : Anglo-Indian literature and the geography of displacement, Alan Johnson
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Medical Topography in Flora Annie Steel's On the Face of the Waters
  • Chapter 6. The Engineers2 Revenge, the Age of Kali: Kipling's Bridges and the End of Jungles
  • Chapter 7. Man-Eaters of Kumaon and Jim Corbett's Jungle Idiom
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Colonial Space, Anglo-Indian Perspectives
  • Chapter 1. "I Want to Send India to England": The Aesthetics of Landscape and the Colonial Home
  • Chapter 2. Hills Kinder Than Plains? Kipling's Monstrous Hill Station
  • Chapter 3. "Out of Bounds": Clubs, Cantonments, Plains
  • Chapter 4. Savage City: Locating Colonial Modernity
Control code
ocn794925359
Extent
1 online resource (x, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860288
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824860288
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p57n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925359
Label
Out of bounds : Anglo-Indian literature and the geography of displacement, Alan Johnson
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Medical Topography in Flora Annie Steel's On the Face of the Waters
  • Chapter 6. The Engineers2 Revenge, the Age of Kali: Kipling's Bridges and the End of Jungles
  • Chapter 7. Man-Eaters of Kumaon and Jim Corbett's Jungle Idiom
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Colonial Space, Anglo-Indian Perspectives
  • Chapter 1. "I Want to Send India to England": The Aesthetics of Landscape and the Colonial Home
  • Chapter 2. Hills Kinder Than Plains? Kipling's Monstrous Hill Station
  • Chapter 3. "Out of Bounds": Clubs, Cantonments, Plains
  • Chapter 4. Savage City: Locating Colonial Modernity
Control code
ocn794925359
Extent
1 online resource (x, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860288
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824860288
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p57n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925359

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