By Harald Fischer-Tiné
This ebook argues that the historical past of colonial empires has been formed to a substantial volume through damaging feelings reminiscent of nervousness, worry and embarrassment in addition to through the commonplace prevalence of panics. The case experiences it assembles research a number of the ways that panics and anxieties have been generated in imperial events and the way they shook up the dynamics among likely omnipotent colonizers and the it seems that defenceless colonized. Drawing from examples of the British, Dutch and German colonial adventure, the amount sketches out the various major components (such as disorder, local ‘savagery’ or sexual transgression) that generated panics or created anxieties in colonial settings and analyses the most typical forms of functional, discursive and epistemic thoughts followed through the colonisers to decrease the perceived threats.
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Anxieties, Fear and Panic in Colonial Settings: Empires on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series) by Harald Fischer-Tiné