Dockside reading : hydrocolonialism and the custom house / Isabel Hofmeyr.

Author
Hofmeyr, Isabel [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Durham : Duke University Press, 2022.
Description
1 online resource (xii, 121 pages) : illustrations

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"Isabel Hofmeyr traces the relationship between print culture, colonialism, and the ocean through the institution of the late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British colonial custom houses, which acted as censors and pronounced on copyright and checked imported printed matter for piracy, sedition, or obscenity."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
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Contents
  • Introduction: Hydrocolonialism : the view from the dockside
  • The custom house and hydrocolonial governance
  • Customs and objects on a hydrocolonial frontier
  • Copyright on a hydrocolonial frontier
  • Censorship on a hydrocolonial frontier
  • Conclusion: Dockside genres and postcolonial literature.
ISBN
  • 1478022361
  • 9781478022367 ((electronic bk.))
LCCN
2021016436
OCLC
1275384281
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