But as James R. Ryan argues in Picturing Empire, Victorian photographs reveal as much about the imaginative landscapes of imperial culture as they do about the "real" subjects captured within their frames.
Author: James R. Ryan
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Coinciding with the extraordinary expansion of Britain's overseas empire under Queen Victoria, the invention of photography allowed millions to see what they thought were realistic and unbiased pictures of distant peoples and places. This supposed accuracy also helped to legitimate Victorian geography's illuminations of the "darkest" recesses of the globe with the "light" of scientific mapping techniques. But as James R. Ryan argues in Picturing Empire, Victorian photographs reveal as much about the imaginative landscapes of imperial culture as they do about the "real" subjects captured within their frames. Ryan considers the role of photography in the exploration and domestication of foreign landscapes, in imperial warfare, in the survey and classification of "racial types," in "hunting with the camera," and in teaching imperial geography to British schoolchildren. Ryan's careful exposure of the reciprocal relation between photographic image and imperial imagination will interest all those concerned with the cultural history of the British Empire.
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Author: Sarah E. Stockwell
This volume adopts a distinctive thematic approach to the history of British imperialism from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It brings together leading scholars of British imperial history: Tony Ballantyne, John Darwin, Andrew Dilley, Elizabeth Elbourne, Kent Fedorowich, Eliga Gould, Catherine Hall, Stephen Howe, Sarah Stockwell, Andrew Thompson, Stuart Ward, and Jon Wilson. Each contributor offers a personal assessment of the topic at hand, and examines key interpretive debates among historians Addresses many of the core issues that constitute a broad understanding of the British Empire, including the economics of the empire, the empire and religion, and imperial identities
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Author: Wambui Mwangi
Category: Africa, East
This dissertation investigates the currency question in the context of colonialism in East Africa. It contends that currency constitutes an important nodal point through which state-society relations are carried out. Therefore one is able, through this lens, both to look at questions of the state-ness of the colonial state as well as the ways in which power and resistance are manifested by social money usage.
In Photography and Exploration, James R. Ryan uses a variety of examples, from polar journeys to space missions, to show how exploration photographs have been created, circulated, and consumed as objects of both scientific research and art.
Author: James R. Ryan
Publisher: Reaktion Books
When Ferdinand Magellan set out to circumnavigate the globe in 1519, he wasn’t able to bring a digital camera or a smartphone with him. Yet, as the eagerly awaited images from the Mars rover prove, modern exploration is inconceivable without photography. Since its invention in 1839, photography has been integral to exploration, used by explorers, sponsors, and publishers alike, and the early twentieth century, advances in technology—and photography’s newfound cultural currency as a truthful witness to the world—made the camera an indispensable tool. In Photography and Exploration, James R. Ryan uses a variety of examples, from polar journeys to space missions, to show how exploration photographs have been created, circulated, and consumed as objects of both scientific research and art. Examining a wide range of photographs and expeditions, Ryan considers how nations have often employed images as a means to scientific advancement or territorial conquest. He argues that because exploration has long been bound up with the construction of national and imperial identity, expeditionary photographs have often been used to promote claims to power—especially by the West. These images also challenge the way audiences perceive the world and their place within it. Featuring one hundred images, Photography and Exploration shines new light on how photography has shaped the image of explorers, expeditions, and the worlds they discovered.
See also Ryan , Picturing Empire 155 – 8 ; Pinney , Camera Indica , 33 – 42 .
There are parallels in the totalising ethnographic project of Thomas Henry Huxley
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Author: Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
Nanoq: flat out and bluesome is the story of polar bears, the largest land predators on earth, and their journey from the arctic wilderness to the museums and stately homes of the UK. Most of the dead (and sometimes living) polar bears arrived on British shores in Victorian times. They were imported speculatively into the country by arctic entrepreneurs, brought in on whaling ships, or carried back triumphantly as souvenirs of aristocratic adventures. Stuffed and posed, the bears were placed in cases or on plinths and they have remained in these poses ever since, commanding pride of place in provincial museums, or inertly gathering dust in mansions and country houses. Between 2002 and 2004 the artists Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson undertook a survey of all the taxidermied polar bears in the UK. Nanoq: flat out and bluesome documents the histories of each of these bears, the legacies of the hunters who shot them and the skills and expertise of the taxidermists who stuffed them. Nanoq: flatout and bluesome includes unpublished archival photographs of hunting in the arctic at the turn of the century along with photographs by the artists of the bears in their current locations. The book also features a short story by art critic Patricia Ellis and essays by leading academics and curators, Michelle Henning, Garry Marvin and Steven Baker, who discuss taxidermy and photography, trophy hunting and the increasingly frequent use of stuffed animals in contemporary art. A unique and haunting book that charts the uneasy relationship between the wild and its representation in our museums, galleries and media, Nanoq: flatout and bluesome also highlights the current plight of polar bears who are facing extinction because of the destruction of their habitat.
should inherit the seceding territories of the Ottoman Empire , if only because of
the loss of Venice , so argued Wyatt . It should be noted that this idea of an
exchange of territories reflected an earlier notion discussed at the peace
conference of ...
Author: Tibor Frank
Publisher: East European Monographs
This book explores a turbulent period in Austria-Hungary's history from a primarily British perspective. The author utilizes resources from the contemporary press and travelogues to emphasize British interest in preserving the Habsburg Empire as a political entity and the balance of power in Europe.
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Author: David Harris
Publisher: University of California Press
This catalogue establishes the background and historical context of the 1860 second Opium War, and outlines the central role that photographer Felice Beato played in the photographic history of 19th century imperial China.
Like the point made by Ryan in his book Picturing Empire , there is a convention
of envisioning and representing the Palestinian Arab that is deeply set in 96 the
Israeli imagination . " Palphot continues and perpetuates this way of presenting ...
Author: Tim Jon Semmerling
This dissertation borrows from Erving Goffman's dramaturgical theories to explain the recent visual images being made in Israel and the Palestinian Territories by both Israelis and Palestinians. With a focus on postcards and greeting cards predominantly found among the tourist market place in late 1998 and early 1999, I argue that these types of tourist bric-a-brac should not be too readily dismissed. Rather, these postcards and greeting cards are practices and performances of national identity display and political claims used to buttress present ideologies, to affect knowledge, to build national awareness, and to gain international acceptance. Many written works have looked at the images of the area made by Europeans prior to 1948, however this work looks at what images have been made recently and are currently being made today by Israelis and Palestinians about themselves, their homelands, their cultures, and their nations. This work identifies the symbolic choices in these postcards, how the symbolic choices are arranged into messages, what the symbolic messages convey, to whom the symbolic messages are directed, and who benefits and who loses in these presentations of the national-selves. Each chapter discusses the works of particular postcard/greeting card manufacturers, artists, and/or photographers; and over one hundred postcards/greeting cards are analyzed. Not only do I warn that these seemingly banal and ubiquitous objects are really intended to develop knowledge about Israelis and Palestinians in order to make national gains, but I point out that they are evidence that semiotic struggle is another facet of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
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Author: Antony Taylor
In recent years, periodic discontent with the monarchy has become an aspect of political life in both Britain and the Commonwealth. While a number of important books have attempted to reappraise the British royal family, the study of anti-monarchism has by contrast been neglected. Down with the Crown seeks to fill this gap and to modify assumptions about the failure of radicals to contest monarchy effectively by looking at the issue of anti-monarchism in British politics from the French Revolution to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. It also deals with debates about the House of Lords and with the republican movements in former colonies such as Australia. At a time when European integration, devolution in Wales and Scotland, and reform of the House of Lords are forcing Britain to take stock of its governing institutions, this book represents a significant contribution to the debates surrounding the House of Windsor.
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