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Taming CannibalsRace and the Victorians

Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Patrick Brantlinger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book unravels contradictions embedded in the racist and imperialist ideology of the British Empire. For many Victorians, the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing savages was oxymoronic: ... More

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