Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas (BOK)

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In colonial North and South America, print was only one way of communicating. Information in various forms flowed across the boundaries between indigenous groups and early imperial settlements. Natives and newcomers made speeches, exchanged gifts, invented gestures and inscribed their intentions on paper, bark, skins and many other kinds of surfaces. No one method of conveying meaning was privileged and written texts often relied on nonwritten modes of communication.

Colonial Mediascapes examines how textual and nontextual literatures interacted in colonial North and South America. Extending the textual foundations of early American literary history, the editors bring a wide range of media to the attention of scholars and show how struggles over modes of communication intersected with conflicts over religion, politics, race and gender. This collection of essays by major historians, anthropologists and literary scholars demonstrates that the European settlement of the Americas and European interaction with Native peoples were shaped just as much by communication challenges as by traditional concerns such as religion, economics and resources.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780803232396 Antall sider 464
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 3,3cm Vekt 748 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Jeffrey Glover, Matthew Cohen
Emner og form History of the Americas, Literary studies: general, Indigenous peoples, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700