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Dances with Heads

Parasitic Mimesis and the Government of Savagery in Colonial East Timor

Ricardo Roque

in the Other, there was the risk of losing the moral mandate of the civilizing mission that legitimized the modern colonial vocation of the Europeans and, with it, their mandate of power. Unable to sustain difference toward barbarism, it was feared

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Inside and Outside the law

Negotiated Being and Urban Jouissance in the Streets of Beirut

Ghassan Hage

what they consider to be Western standards of behavior, as if they are on a civilizing mission. One is always certain to meet an immigrant trying to act ‘more civilized’ than the locals, either by decrying the chaos, the rubbish, the decimation of the

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Culture Trumps Scientific Fact

‘Race’ in US American Language

Augustine Agwuele

and distinguished by their thinking and refined lifestyle. Innumerable Africans and Native Americans perished under the guise of this civilizing mission, the ‘white man’s burden’. Subscribing to Western educational logic, Africans expected Western

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The Colonial State and Carnival

The Complexity and Ambiguity of Carnival in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Christoph Kohl

Cooper 1997: 7 ) as a result of their self-proclaimed civilizing mission. Hence, proclamations to educate and civilize natives and to eventually dissolve boundaries soon reached their limits. Such commitments were revealed to be rhetorical and thus mere

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The Presence of the Past in the Era of the Nation-State

Nicolas Argenti

Enlightenment thinking in placing the nationalist project at the apex of its civilizing mission. But the collective memory and the lived experience of the post-Ottoman sphere also encompass the wars, the massacres, the displacements, the crises, and the multiple

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Variants of Frontier Mimesis

Colonial Encounter and Intercultural Interaction in the Lao-Vietnamese Uplands

Oliver Tappe

their main argument for the French mission civilisatrice (civilizing mission) and pacification of the upland frontier ( Fourniau 2002 ). Certainly, with the arrival of the French, the general political situation and local power configurations changed

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Adopting a Resistance Lens

An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice

Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

transitional justice ( Lambourne 2009 ; Sriram 2007 ), some scholars argue that transitional justice is the reformulation of the “civilizing mission” of the West ( Hazan 2007 ). Others even portray transitional justice scholarship and practice as neocolonial

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Damaging Environments

Land, Settler Colonialism, and Security for Indigenous Peoples

Wilfrid Greaves

. Kingston, ON : McGill-Queen’s University Press. Bell , Colleen , and Kendra Schreiner . 2018 . “ The International Relations of Police Power in Settler Colonialism: The ‘CivilizingMission of Canada’s Mounties ”. International Journal 73 ( 1