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Author Fowler, Corinne.

Title Chasing tales : travel writing, journalism and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan / Corinne Fowler
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Studia imagologica ; 12
Studia imagologica ; 12
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnology -- Afghanistan.
Travelers' writings, English -- Afghanistan -- History and criticism.
Afghanistan -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1435612590 (electronic bk.)
9781435612594 (electronic bk.)