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The Resource Dark vanishings : discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930, Patrick Brantlinger, (electronic resource)

Dark vanishings : discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930, Patrick Brantlinger, (electronic resource)

Label
Dark vanishings : discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930
Title
Dark vanishings
Title remainder
discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Brantlinger
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Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1941-
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Brantlinger, Patrick
Dewey number
306/.08
LC call number
GN380
LC item number
.B73 2003eb
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  • Indigenous peoples
  • Social Darwinism
  • Genocide
  • Eurocentrism
Summary expansion
Patrick Brantlinger examines the commonly held 19th-century view that all primitive or savage races around the world were doomed sooner or later to extinction. Warlike propensities and presumed cannibalism were regarded as simultaneously noble and suicidal, accelerants of the downfall of other races after contact with white civilization. Brantlinger finds at the heart of this belief the stereotype of the self-exterminating savage, or the view that savagery is a sufficient explanation for the ultimate disappearance of savages from the grand theatre of world history. inevitability (or doom) as did scientists such as Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley as well as propagandists for empire such as Charles Wentworth Dilke and James Anthony Froude. Brantlinger analyzes the Irish Famine in the context of ideas and theories about primitive races in North America, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. He shows that by the end of the 19th century, especially through the influence of the eugenics movement, extinction discourse was ironically applied to the great white race in various apocalyptic formulations. With the rise of fascism and Nazism, and with the gradual renewal of aboriginal populations in some parts of the world, by the 1930s the stereotypic idea of fatal impact began to unravel, as did also various more general forms of race-based thinking and of social Darwinism
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Dark vanishings : discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930, Patrick Brantlinger, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-241) and index
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OCM1bookssj0001467707
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (261 pages)
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780801438097
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(cloth : alk. paper)
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  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001467707
Label
Dark vanishings : discourse on the extinction of primitive races, 1800-1930, Patrick Brantlinger, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-241) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001467707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (261 pages)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780801438097
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001467707

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