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Chris Campbell and Michael Niblett

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382950

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.001.0001

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Mining and Mastery: Ethnography and World-Ecology in the Work of Charles Barrington Brown

Mining and Mastery: Ethnography and World-Ecology in the Work of Charles Barrington Brown

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(p.100) Chapter Five Mining and Mastery: Ethnography and World-Ecology in the Work of Charles Barrington Brown
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The Caribbean
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Chris Campbell

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0007

In this chapter, Chris Campbell examines the case of Charles Barrington Brown in British Guiana (1867-70), reading the narrative of Brown’s surveying expeditions in the Guyanese interior, Canoe and Camp Life in British Guiana, alongside the official Reports on the Physical, Descriptive, and Economic Geology of British Guiana which Brown and his partner James Sawkins prepared for the British government and the Royal Geographical Society. Tellingly, the economic pretext for Brown’s journey to Guiana – the search for mineral wealth – is relatively absent from Canoe and Camp Life. By reading Canoe and Camp Life against the official reports of Brown’s expedition, it is possible to more fully understand the connections between narrative-making and environment-making. Ultimately, Campbell argues, the case of Brown serves to show how the generation and legitimization of systems of knowledge can be viewed as an integral part of the production of nature under capitalism.

Keywords:   world-ecology, Charles Barrington Brown, British Guiana, gold, hunting, surveying, narrative-making

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