Maps of Difference

Maps of Difference

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Roy considers the connections Jameson makes between feminism and anti-racism in Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada (1838), Hubbard's insights in A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador (1908) into her relationship with First Nations men who had both more and less power than she, and Laurence's awareness of colonial and patriarchical oppression in her African memoir The Prophet's Camel Bell (1963). Roy also examines archival and First Nations accounts of these women's travels, and the sketches, photos, and maps that accompany their writing, to examine contradictions in and question the implied objectivity of travel narratives. She concludes by looking at the myth of getting there first and the ways in which new technologies of representation, including cameras, allow travellers and writers to claim new travel firsts.(PCB 213; TFP 50; Selected Letters 64), Andrzejewski later interpreted the same poem in a much more literal fashion: aquot;You ... from two other collaborators: her husbanda#39;s employees, identified in The Propheta#39;s Camel Bell as aquot;Hersi and Arabettoaquot; (138) ... a story about a stink ant which puzzled her but which the Somalis considered aquot;uproariously funnyaquot; (PCB 142-3). ... and thus aquot;succeeds in leaving her translations MARGARET LAURENCE AND BRITISH IMPERIALISM IN SOMALIA 167.

Title:Maps of Difference
Author: Wendy Roy
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2005-05-12

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