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Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery

Social science


by
Wendy C. Hamblet

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 274 pages

File size: 656 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current violences that ‘rebound’ in victim societies of the post-colonial world. ‘Rebounding violence’ expresses victim abjection and overly aggressive ‘identity work’ in survivors of repressive regimes after long-term exposure to denigrating myths that cast the victims as morally wanting and deserving of the abuse they suffered.

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current violences that ‘rebound’ in victim societies of the post-colonial world. ‘Rebounding violence’ expresses victim abjection and overly aggressive ‘identity work’ in survivors of repressive regimes after long-term exposure to denigrating myths that cast the… (more)

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current violences that ‘rebound’ in victim societies of the post-colonial world. ‘Rebounding violence’ expresses victim abjection and overly aggressive ‘identity work’ in survivors of repressive regimes after long-term exposure to denigrating myths that cast the victims as morally wanting and deserving of the abuse they suffered.

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