Travel and unsettlement: Freud on vacation

Musgrove, Brian (1999) Travel and unsettlement: Freud on vacation. In: Travel writing and empire: postcolonial theory in transit. Zed Books, London, United Kingdom, pp. 31-44. ISBN 1856496287

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Ultimately, what I suggest is that a formalist approach to travel is not at all inconsistent with the political objectives of post-colonial readings. In discussing the historical divergence of formal and post-colonial perspectives on travel, from around 1978, and by examining how both new historicist and post-colonial criticisms retain a concern with formalist operations, I want to redirect attention back to the neurotic unknowingness of the travelling euro-subject in a broadly political fashion.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:12
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 01:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: travel writing; formalistic approach; post-colonialism; Freud
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190302 Professional Writing
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified

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