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Monstrosity "Overseas"? Civilisation, Trade and Colonial Policy in Conrad's African Tales  (2019)

Authors:
Nicolini, M
Title:
Monstrosity "Overseas"? Civilisation, Trade and Colonial Policy in Conrad's African Tales
Year:
2019
Type of item:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Book Title:
Monsters and Monstrosity. From the Canon to the Anti-Canon: Literary and Juridical Subversions
Publisher:
Walter de Gruyter
ISBN:
978-3-11-065219-2
Page numbers:
235-253
Keyword:
Colonial Policy; Colonial Law; Comparative Law; Trade
Short description of contents:
The essay examines the African colonial saga through Conrad’s African tales. It argues that the European colonial law and policy were a policy of monstrosity, whose aims hid the real commitments of the journey undertaken for trading purposes. Africa’s wealth and resources whet men’s cupidity, competition, lust, covetousness, unscrupulousness; and the imperialistic adventure accepts neither limitations nor constraints stemming from the human rights discourse which should underpin the civilising mission. The emotion attached to such bestial characteristics discloses that emissaries of civilisation “are outside the range of human understanding”: but the path leads to the discovery that the policy of monstrosity is hostile to men.
Product ID:
109098
Handle IRIS:
11562/996852
Last Modified:
August 18, 2019
Bibliographic citation:
Nicolini, M, Monstrosity "Overseas"? Civilisation, Trade and Colonial Policy in Conrad's African Tales Monsters and Monstrosity. From the Canon to the Anti-Canon: Literary and Juridical SubversionsWalter de Gruyter2019pp. 235-253

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