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

Autori:
Nicolini, M
Titolo:
Monstrosity "Overseas"? Civilisation, Trade and Colonial Policy in Conrad's African Tales
Anno:
2019
Tipologia prodotto:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Lingua:
Inglese
Formato:
A Stampa
Titolo libro:
Monsters and Monstrosity. From the Canon to the Anti-Canon: Literary and Juridical Subversions
Casa editrice:
Walter de Gruyter
ISBN:
978-3-11-065219-2
Intervallo pagine:
235-253
Parole chiave:
Colonial Policy; Colonial Law; Comparative Law; Trade
Breve descrizione dei contenuti:
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.
Id prodotto:
109098
Handle IRIS:
11562/996852
ultima modifica:
4 dicembre 2019
Citazione bibliografica:
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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