The Resource The rumour of Calcutta : tourism, charity, and the poverty of representation, John Hutnyk

The rumour of Calcutta : tourism, charity, and the poverty of representation, John Hutnyk

Label
The rumour of Calcutta : tourism, charity, and the poverty of representation
Title
The rumour of Calcutta
Title remainder
tourism, charity, and the poverty of representation
Statement of responsibility
John Hutnyk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An extraordinary study of the politics of representation, The Rumour of Calcutta explores the discursive construction of a 'city of intensities'. John Hutnyk analyses representations of Calcutta in a wide variety of discourses: in the gossip and traveller-lore of backpackers and volunteer charity workers; in writing - from classic literature to travel guides; in cinema, photography and maps. Throughout, the focus is on the technologies of representation which frame experiences of Calcutta, particularly Calcutta as decay. Hutnyk shows how specific practices and technologies - of tourism, representation and experience - intricately combine to reinforce and replicate the conditions of contemporary cultural and economic inequality
  • A provocative and original reading of both Heidegger and Marx, the book also draws upon writers as diverse as Spivak, Trinh, Jameson, Clifford, Virilio, Bataille, Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari. As such it is essential reading for students and scholars in cultural studies, anthropology, development, urban studies and sociology
Dewey number
915.4/1470452
Index
index present
LC call number
DS486.C2
LC item number
H88 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The rumour of Calcutta : tourism, charity, and the poverty of representation, John Hutnyk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-240) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction: Calcutta Cipher -- 2. Travels in Calcutta: The View From Modern Lodge -- 3. Writing Calcutta: Travelling with Levi-Strauss and Gunter Grass -- 4. Cartographic Calcutta: Amazement -- 5. Photogenic Calcutta -- 6. Cinematic Calcutta: Camera Angles on the City -- 7. Conclusion: The Gifts of Calcutta
Control code
96025687
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9781856494076
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
96025687
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.b17524180

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