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The Irish

Christopher Maginn

in William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter probes the intractable and controversial subject of national identity in Tudor Ireland. It offers an analysis of William Cecil's attitudes toward not only Ireland's Irish, or Gaelic, ... More


‘Going Native’, Coming Home: ‘Decivilization’ in Heart of Darkness and Conrad’s Malaysian Novels

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter attempts to contextualize the numerous examples of characters in Conrad’s works who ‘go native’ when faced with a primitive culture; the opposite trend of natives who revert to their ... More


Reconstructing Civilization in Post‐war Culture

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how the quest for civilization was renegotiated at a level of global peace discourse rather than national conflict. It explores the European and Anglophone context of ... More


Cruelties

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Dufourmantelle discusses the character Piotr Stepanovich Stavrogin in Dostoevsky’s The Devils as an inverted Christ figure. He embodies a gentleness of extreme savagery to the extent that he moves ... More


Chapter One: Te Ara's Scars

Geoffrey Sanborn

in Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751693
eISBN:
9780199894819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751693.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, World Literature

Chapter One reconstructs the life history of Te Ara, a Maori chief who led a massacre of the crew and passengers of the British ship Boyd in 1809 in retaliation for having been whipped by the ship's ... More


Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Kelly L. Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814763476
eISBN:
9780814760499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814763476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Cannibalism, for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery. Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European colonizers who ... More


Naked natives and noble savages: the cultural work of nakedness in imperial Britain

Philippa Levine

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

By the middle of the eighteenth century, and as European colonialism became a dominating political force, the naked body had come to represent the savagery and backwardness of colonized and ... More


Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Robert Tierney

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a study of the figures and tropes of “savagery” in Japanese colonial culture. Through an analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, the book ... More


Evangelizing the Indians under Manifest Destiny in Cooper’s The Oak Openings

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Oak Openings is examined thoroughly in this chapter. The novel looks at the fictional missionary life of Parson Amen. The novel, which was written during the Mexican ... More


Rituals of History

Joan Dayan

in Haiti, History, and the Gods

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Haiti functioned as the necessary element in early historical constructions. It evaluates how the two-sided nature of Haiti as alternately Black France and African Antilles ... More


Introduction

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to understand Japanese colonial culture by analyzing the tropes of savagery in literary works and exploring links between ... More


Conclusion: Cannibalism in Postwar Literature

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter examines tropes of savagery in the literature of the postwar period. Cannibalism features as a major theme in three prominent pacifist and humanistic novels that were ... More


Who Turned Out the Lights?

Stein Tønnesson

in Vietnam 1946: How the War Began

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256026
eISBN:
9780520944602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256026.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the units of the French civilians, for many, many hours, their electricity and water supply were cut off, and then the Vietnamese assaulted the French civilians in their private houses and took ... More


The Forest and the Nation: Negotiating Citizenship in Sarawak, East Malaysia

J. Peter Brosius

in Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast Asia: Nation and Belonging in the Hinterlands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227477
eISBN:
9780520935693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227477.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Discussing the Penan of Sarawak, this chapter explores cultural citizenship by triangulating among three viewpoints: The national—that of the Sarawak state and the Malaysian federal government; the ... More


“india's Darkest Heart”: Kālī in the Colonial Imagination

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Since the beginnings of Western scholarship in India, the figure of the blood-thirsty, violent, and explicitly sexual goddess Kālī appears to have held an especially central, but also ambivalent and ... More


Savage Emergence: Toward a Decolonial Aymara Methodology for Cultural Survival

MARCIA STEPHENSON

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines efforts in Bolivia by writers and activists who deliberately invoked and reappropriated “savagery” as a means of disrupting dominant forms of representation that naturalize the ... More


Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Christopher F. Loar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Political Magic examines British fictions of exploration and colonialism from 1650 to 1750, arguing that narratives of intercultural contact reimagine political categories such as sovereignty and ... More


Another Bosnia

Edin Hajdarpasic

in Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453717
eISBN:
9781501701115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453717.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This epilogue maintains that while “the Bosnian savagery” is quintessentially modern, it still partakes of a discrete kind of modernity that sets it apart from Western “liberal nationalism” and thus ... More


Haiti and the Americas

Carla Calarge, Raphael Dalleo, and Luis Duno-Gottberg (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037573
eISBN:
9781621039334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037573.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Haiti has long played an important role in the global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about it often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom ... More


Archaeology of a Humane Society: Animality, Savagery, Blackness

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the problematic relationship between animality and U.S. race relations at the turn of the twentieth century. Engaging the work of critics and theorists such as Jacqueline ... More


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