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Knowing and viewing landscape

Sara Mills

in Gender and Colonial Space

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780719053351
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702284 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719053351.003.0003
Knowing and viewing landscape

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This chapter centres on the way that landscape can be viewed within the colonial context. It studies the viewing positions that are created for travellers within the colonial context. It also analyses the components of certain aesthetic positions, such as the sublime and the picturesque, and relates these to the positions of power that were assumed by views of the landscape within the colonial context.

Keywords: landscape; viewing positions; aesthetic positions; positions of power

Chapter.  11918 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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