The Resource "Exterminate all the brutes", Sven Lindquist ; translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

"Exterminate all the brutes", Sven Lindquist ; translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

Label
"Exterminate all the brutes"
Title
"Exterminate all the brutes"
Statement of responsibility
Sven Lindquist ; translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
  • "Exterminate All the Brutes" is a unique study of Europe's dark history in Africa, written in the form of a travel diary and a historical examination of European racism over the past two centuries. Like Edward Said's Orientalism, Lindqvist's book examines the history of European racism, setting Conrad's Heart of Darkness in context and tracing the legacy of the writings of European explorers and theologians, politicians and historians, from the late eighteenth century on, in an effort to help us understand that most terrifying of Conrad's lines, "Exterminate all the brutes." Lindqvist argues that the harrowing racism that led to the Holocaust in the twentieth century had its roots in European colonial policy of the preceding century. This is an argument that was made in Hannah Arendt's celebrated Origins of Totalitarianism, but Lindqvist approaches it differently, with the insights of an artist and biographer
  • "Exterminate All the Brutes" raises questions uniquely appropriate to the current American debate on the depth and costs of racism today
Cataloging source
UKM
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1932-
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Lindqvist, Sven
Dewey number
  • 960.312
  • 305.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT1521
LC item number
.L4713 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lindqvist, Sven
  • Imperialism
  • Racism
  • Sahara
  • Europe
  • Kolonialismus
  • Rassismus
  • Europäer
  • Zentralafrika
Label
"Exterminate all the brutes", Sven Lindquist ; translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate
Link
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Publication
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034682735
Label
"Exterminate all the brutes", Sven Lindquist ; translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate
Link
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034682735

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