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MARTINEZ, Carolina. OVERSEAS EXPANSION, TRAVEL NARRATIVES AND THE REPRESENTATION OF OTHERNESSIN JOSEPH ANTOINE PERNETY'S HISTOIRE D'UN VOYAGE FAIT AUX ÍLES MALOUINES (1770). Diálogo Andino [online]. 2016, n.49, pp.371-381. ISSN 0719-2681. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-26812016000100033.
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to analyze the role played by travel narratives in the construction and reproduction of subjectivities throughout the process of overseas expansion led by Europe in the Early Modern Age. Between the 16th and 18th Centuries travel writing became an efficient instrument to account fornew kinds of others, thus contributing to "construct" America in geographical, political and cultural terms. Considering the analysis of French Benedictine Joseph Antoine Pernety's journey to the Malvinas Islands (1763-1764), and his subsequent travel account (Histoire d'un voyage aux Iles Malouines, 1770), the objective of this article is to highlight the cultural dimension of American colonization by making special emphasis on the influence of French expansionist ambitions and its place in the race for new overseas territories.
Palabras clave : Travel narratives; overseas expansion; France; American otherness.