A mitologia do império na crónica de viagem colonial em Angola no século XX

Translated title of the contribution: The mythology of colonial empire in Angola travel writing of twentieth century

Isadora de Ataíde Fonseca*

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Abstract

Travel writing, a classical genre, was a constant feature of the Portuguese-language colonial press during the twentieth century, and propagated the ideology and myths of the Portuguese empire. This study is a socio-historical analysis of imperial ideology through the travel writing. In a post-colonial reading, the Angolan case shows how twentieth- century travel writings updated and popularised imperial mythologies and developed an "orientalist-style" rhetoric that sought to exert and maintain Portuguese power in Africa.

Translated title of the contributionThe mythology of colonial empire in Angola travel writing of twentieth century
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)274-298
Number of pages25
JournalAnálise Social
Volume55
Issue number235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Angola
  • Colonial-empire
  • Ideology
  • Travel writing

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