101 Cannibalisations: understanding the prominence of cannibalism in Victorian discourse through The Times Digital Archive

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101 Cannibalisations: understanding the prominence of cannibalism in Victorian discourse through The Times Digital Archive

Type: Master thesis
Title: 101 Cannibalisations: understanding the prominence of cannibalism in Victorian discourse through The Times Digital Archive
Author: Sanderson, Laurie
Issue Date: 2020-08-28
Abstract: A search of the British Newspaper Archives finds that between 1850 and 1899, there are 92,641 hits for the term ‘cannibalism’, nearly double that of its closest competitor, 1900-1949, which has only 51,634 hits. This begs the question, why were the Victorians so obsessed with those who consumed their fellow man? This thesis will propose that the answer to this lies in the connection between the discourse of cannibalism, and the ability to promote and maintain a desired imperial world-order.
Supervisor: Schrover, Marlou
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: History (Master)
Specialisation: Colonial and Global History
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/137028
 

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