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Taming cannibals : race and the Victorians, Patrick Brantlinger

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Taming cannibals : race and the Victorians
Title
Taming cannibals
Title remainder
race and the Victorians
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Patrick Brantlinger
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Language
eng
Summary
From the dust jacket. In Taming Cannibals, Patrick Brantlinger unravels contradictions embedded in the racist and imperial ideology of the British Empire. For many Victorians, the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing savages was oxymoronic: civilization was a goal that the nonwhite peoples of the world could not attain or, at best, could only approximate, yet the "civilizing mission" was viewed as the ultimate justification for imperialism. Similarly, the supposedly unshakeable certainty of Anglo-Saxon racial superiority was routinely undercut by widespread fears about racial degeneration through contact with "lesser" races or concerns that Anglo-Saxons might be superseded by something superior -- an even "fitter" or "higher" race or species. Brantlinger traces the development of those fears through close readings of a wide range of texts -- including Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Fiji and the Fijians by Thomas Williams, Daily Life and Origin of the Tasmanians by James Bonwick, The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold, She by H. Rider Haggard, and The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Throughout the wide-ranging, capacious, and rich Taming Cannibals, Brantlinger combines the study of literature with sociopolitical history and postcolonial theory in novel ways
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Taming cannibals : race and the Victorians, Patrick Brantlinger
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Taming cannibals : race and the Victorians, Patrick Brantlinger
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt7zgmt
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Missionaries and cannibals in nineteenth-century Fiji -- King Billy's bones : the last Tasmanians -- Going native in nineteenth-century history and literature -- "God works by races" : Benjamin Disraeli's Caucasian Arabian Hebrew tent -- Race and class in the 1860s -- The unbearable lightness of being Irish -- Mummy love : H. Rider Haggard and racial archaeology -- Shadows of the coming race -- Epilogue : Kipling's The white man's burden and its afterlives
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1 online resource (x, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462634
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rdamedia
Media type code
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