Congoism

Congo Discourses in the United States from 1800 to the Present

To justify the plundering of today's Democratic Republic of the Congo, U.S. intellectual elites have continuously produced dismissive Congo discourses. Tracing these discourses in great depth and breadth for the first time, Johnny Van Hove shows how U.S. intellectuals (and their influential European counterparts) have been using the Congo in similar fashions for their own goals. Analyzing intellectuals as diverse as W.E.B. Du Bois, Joseph Conrad, and David Van Reybrouck, the book offers a theorization of Central West Africa, a case study of normalized narratives on the "Other", and a stirring wake up call for all contemporary writers on international history and politics.

€39.99 *

2017-10-19, 360 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4037-3

Ready to ship today
Delivery time 3-5 workdays within Germany

Prices incl. VAT. Free delivery within Germany, for other destinations see details.

Bulk discount

Recommend it

Johnny Van Hove

Johnny Van Hove, Agency for the Development of Professional Education " Berlin, Germany

Author(s)
Johnny Van Hove
Book title
Congoism Congo Discourses in the United States from 1800 to the Present
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
360
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4037-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1558
BIC-Code
HBJK HBTQ DSB
BISAC-Code
HIS036000 HIS037000 LIT004020
THEMA-Code
NHK NHTQ DSB
Release date
2017-10-19
Edition
1
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Kulturgeschichte, Amerika
Readership
History, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies
Keywords/Tags
United States, Congo, History, Racism, Culture, Neocolonialism, Malcom X, Joseph Conrad, David Van Reybrouck, Cultural History, Postcolonialism, America, American History, History of Colonialism, American Studies

We use cookies to enable the use of certain functions on this website.

Privacy statement