‘Glimpses into the unmentionable: Montserrat, tourism and anthropological readings of “subordinate exotic” and “comic exotic” travel writing’

Jonathan Skinner

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Abstract

This article explores the relationship between anthropology and identity through the process of travel writing and reading. Specifically, the article examines a range of travel writing about the British Caribbean colony Montserrat to read into the culture of the writer. These deconstructive ‘glimpses into the unmentionable’ reveal an implicit racism. The travel writing texts are also found to divide into two types of representation – the ‘subordinate exotic’ and the ‘comic exotic’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-191
Number of pages25
JournalStudies in Travel Writing
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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