Erschienen: 17.12.2018 Abbildung von Meier | 'Malleable at the European Will': British Discourse on Slavery (1784-1824) and the Image of Africans | Auflage | 2019

Meier

'Malleable at the European Will': British Discourse on Slavery (1784-1824) and the Image of Africans

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Auflage 2019. Buch. 360 S. Taschenbuch. Softcover

ISBN 978-3-8382-1273-9

Format (B x L): 14.9 x 21.5 cm

Gewicht: 467 g

In englischer Sprache

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: ibidem

Produktbeschreibung

Helmut Meier's study of pro- and anti-slavery texts from 1784-1825 focuses on understanding the distinct image of Africans in the British debate on the slave trade and slavery as such. Starting from the premise that, at the threshold from the early to the late modern period, the distinct image of Africans as slaves was instrumental in universalizing a Eurocentric concept of capitalist wage labor both at the colonial centres and margins, Meier argues that, by portraying African slaves as suffering wretches, especially anti-slavery texts created colonial Others in an indistinct zone between inclusion and exclusion from humanity. The discourse on slavery thus constructs African slaves as mimetic Others which could subsequently become the objects of a discourse of colonial reform and 'betterment'.

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