By Harald Fischer-Tiné
This publication argues that the heritage of colonial empires has been formed to a substantial volume by way of unfavourable feelings reminiscent of nervousness, worry and embarrassment in addition to by means of the typical incidence of panics. The case reviews it assembles study some 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 sounds as if 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 types of sensible, discursive and epistemic concepts followed through the colonisers to reduce 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