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By John Thieme

ISBN-10: 1137456868

ISBN-13: 9781137456861

ISBN-10: 1137456876

ISBN-13: 9781137456878

This ebook examines how principles approximately position and area were remodeled in contemporary many years. It deals a different knowing of the ways that postcolonial writers have contested perspectives of position as fastened and unchanging and are remapping conceptions of global geography, with chapters on cartography, botany and gardens, spice, ecologies, animals and zoos, and towns, in addition to connection with the significance of archaeology and trip in such debates. Writers whose paintings gets special recognition contain Amitav Ghosh, Derek Walcott, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Robert Kroetsch. tough either older colonial and more moderen international structures of position, the e-book argues for an environmental politics that's conscious of the worries of deprived peoples, animal rights and ecological concerns. Its variety and insights make it crucial interpreting for someone drawn to the altering actual and human geography of the modern world.

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That said, there is no disputing what Kincaid says about how the breadfruit came to the Caribbean. 4 But, while many historians and film buffs may be all too aware of the breadfruit’s role in the story of the mutiny on the Bounty, my experience in Guyana was that for AFTER THE BOUNTY: BOTANY AND BOTANICAL TROPES 43 most people it was at worst perceived as a staple and at best, prepared in a certain way, as a kind of culinary treat—bounty in a more positive sense of the word. And this discrepancy, between Kincaid’s assertion and my own lived experience, prompted me to want to investigate not just the representation of the breadfruit in Caribbean literature, but also the cultural politics implicit in Caribbean representations of plants, botany and horticulture more generally.

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5. Through bilateral agreements with other European powers in the 1880s, King Léopold II of Belgium obtained overall control of the Congo basin, an area that came to be known as the Congo Free State. The region was intended to be a free trade area, in which slavery was forbidden. However, during the succeeding years, Léopold effectively established a private fiefdom, in which slavery was rife, and his economic exploitation of the Congo led to the death of a large proportion of its population. As news of atrocities in the Congo filtered through to Europe, public opinion was outraged.

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