Anxieties, Fear and Panic in Colonial Settings: Empires on by Harald Fischer-Tiné

By Harald Fischer-Tiné

This ebook argues that the background of colonial empires has been formed to a substantial volume by means of adverse feelings comparable to anxiousness, worry and embarrassment in addition to through the typical incidence of panics. The case stories it assembles research some of the ways that panics and anxieties have been generated in imperial occasions and the way they shook up the dynamics among doubtless omnipotent colonizers and the it sounds as if defenceless colonized. Drawing from examples of the British, Dutch and German colonial adventure, the amount sketches out many of the major components (such as ailment, local ‘savagery’ or sexual transgression) that generated panics or created anxieties in colonial settings and analyses the commonest sorts of sensible, discursive and epistemic techniques followed by means of the colonisers to lower the perceived threats. 


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