Impure and wordly geography : the Africanist discourse of the Royal Geographical Society, 1831-73
Drawing on deconstruction and colonial discourse theory, the paper presents a reading of the RGS's published record of 19th century African exploration. This discourse posits a racially unmarked subject-position as the condition of scientific discussion. The RGS's geographical knowledge is shown to have been formed through the effacement of alternative subject-positions and the appropriation of other ways of knowing.
Article of periodic
published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE
Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)
Millesime : 1998, vol. 23, no2 [pp. 239-251]
Bibliographic references : 62 ref.
INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702