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

By Harald Fischer-Tiné

This booklet argues that the background of colonial empires has been formed to a substantial volume by way of unfavourable feelings resembling nervousness, worry and embarrassment in addition to via the standard incidence of panics. The case reviews it assembles research a few of the ways that panics and anxieties have been generated in imperial occasions and the way they shook up the dynamics among likely omnipotent colonizers and the it appears defenceless colonized. Drawing from examples of the British, Dutch and German colonial event, the quantity sketches out many of the major parts (such as affliction, local ‘savagery’ or sexual transgression) that generated panics or created anxieties in colonial settings and analyses the commonest types of functional, discursive and epistemic techniques followed through the colonisers to scale down the perceived threats.

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Risse (2015). 25. Deep Kanta Lahiri-Choudhury (2010). 26. Alison Bashford (2015: 204). 27. Robert Peckham (2015: 5). 20 H. FISCHER-TINÉ AND C. WHYTE 28. Stanley Cohen (1973). 29. N. (1830: 350). The connections between discourses of disease and imperial panic is explored in Peckham (2015). 31. Gustave Le Bon (1895). See for an English translation: Bon, Gustave Le. 1896. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind. com. 32. Marshall McLuhan (2001 [1964]). 33. Kenneth Thompson (1998: 1). 34. Stanley Cohen (1971); Jock Young (1971).

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