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Taming cannibals : race and the Victorians

Author: Patrick Brantlinger
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Taming Cannibals, Patrick Brantlinger unravels contradictions embedded in the racist and imperialist ideology of the British Empire. For many Victorians, the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Brantlinger
ISBN: 9780801450198 0801450195
OCLC Number: 771463857
Notes: 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
Description: 277 p.
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.
Responsibility: Patrick Brantlinger

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