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Abazeed, Abeer R.Y. and Hafez, Yasmine (2022) 'Imagining the Nile: Knowledge-Power Nexus in the 19th Century Anthropocene.' Global Environment, 15 (2). pp. 298-321.

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The Nile River has featured prominently in both nationalist memoirs and foreigners' travelogues. This paper explores human interventions in the Nile, not in the physical changes in the landscape but rather in the imagination, discourses and knowledge production of the nineteenth century European and Ottoman Empires. We show how the emergence of the 'modern river' was made possible by two crucial strains of Nile imaginaries and knowledge. The paper examines writings by European travellers and nationalist writing by Egypt's modernist, Alī Mubārak. Through our analysis we show how the Nile was co-constituted by two principal story-telling ventures: European travelogues and Egyptian modernist writing.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 19733739
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SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2023 08:55

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