Visual and textual images of women : 1930s representations of colonial Bali as produced by men and women travellers
Sitompul, Jojor Ria (2008) Visual and textual images of women : 1930s representations of colonial Bali as produced by men and women travellers. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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All kinds of travellers came to Bali in the 1930s. Many of them produced books
and photographs, which later incited more visitors to come and see Bali for
themselves. The works of these image-makers who travelled to Bali are the result
of actual experience and recounted journeys. Their descriptions of Bali, although
based on authentic experience, are also the result of literary and pictorial readings.
Their accounts or representations are often enriched with material accumulated
from fiction, biblical references, and scientific books, as well as paintings and
photographs. These image-makers of Bali did not arrive without mental luggage.
Both the textual and visual image-makers constructed images of the paradise
according to their own fantasies and personal experience, as did the consumers of
those images. The representation of Balinese women was thus heavily influenced
by earlier travellers, photographers, and scholars. However, it is difficult to know
who imitates whom and whose images can be cited as authentic. The previous
readings or visual representations condition expectations in each traveller, so that
she or he fashions images inspired by those already in circulation. The themes
which recur over and over in photographs confirm existing stereotypical concepts.
In other words, these representations influence perceptions of the 'other' that
persist to the present day.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DS Asia|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Bali Island (Indonesia) -- Description and travel, Balinese (Indonesian people), Women -- Bali Island (Indonesia), Bali Island (Indonesia) -- History -- 20th century|
|Official Date:||June 2008|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies|
|Extent:||vii, 348 leaves|
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