A ›Crisis of Whiteness‹ in the ›Heart of Darkness‹

Racism and the Congo Reform Movement

The British and American Congo Reform Movement (ca. 1890-1913) has been praised extensively for its ›heroic‹ confrontation of colonial atrocities in the Congo Free State. Its commitment to white supremacy and colonial domination, however, continues to be overlooked, denied, or trivialised. This historical-sociological study argues that racism was the ideological cornerstone and formed the main agenda of this first major human rights campaign of the 20th century. Through a thorough analysis of contemporary sources, Felix Lösing unmasks the colonial and racist formation of the modern human rights discourse and investigates the ›historical work‹ of racism at a crossroads between imperial power and ›white crisis‹.

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9 December 2020, 396 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5498-1

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Felix Lösing

Felix Lösing, Universität Hamburg, Deutschland

Author(s)
Felix Lösing
Book title
A ›Crisis of Whiteness‹ in the ›Heart of Darkness‹ Racism and the Congo Reform Movement
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
396
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 11 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5498-1
DOI
10.14361/9783839454985
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSL HBTQ HBTB
BISAC-Code
SOC031000 HIS037000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
JBSL1 NHTQ NHTB
Release date
9 December 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Rassismus, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Whiteness Studies, Postcolonial Studies, British Imperial and Colonial History, United States Imperial History, History
Keywords/Tags
Racism, Colonialism, Congo, Atrocities, Congo Reform Movement, Postcolonialism, Cultural History, History of Colonialism, Sociology

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