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Writing the Colonial Adventure: Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875 1914 Robert Dixon

Writing the Colonial Adventure: Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875 1914

Robert Dixon

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ISBN : 9780521481908
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228 pages
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This work is an exploration of popular late-19th century texts which show Australia along with Africa, India and the Pacific Islands to be a preferred site of imperial adventure. Focusing on the period from the advent of the new imperialism in theMoreThis work is an exploration of popular late-19th century texts which show Australia along with Africa, India and the Pacific Islands to be a preferred site of imperial adventure. Focusing on the period from the advent of the new imperialism in the 1870s to the outbreak of World War I, Robert Dixon looks at a selection of British and Australian writers. Their books, he argues, offer insights into the construction of empire, masculinity, race and Australian nationhood and identity.