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Vient de paraître : Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, The ’Civilising Mission’ of Portuguese Colonialism, 1870-1930 , Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

dimanche 30 août 2015, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret

Présentation éditeur :

« This book provides an historical critical analysis of the doctrine of the ’civilising mission’ in Portuguese colonialism in the crucial period from 1870 to 1930. Exploring international contexts and transnational connections, imperial politics and colonial policies, this ’civilising mission’ is analysed and assessed by examining the contentious debates about the recruitment, employment and distribution of African manpower, namely over the persistence of slavery, the emergence and legalisation of ’conditions analogous to slavery’, and of other modalities of compulsory labour. »

Table des matières :

  • PART I : THE ’CIVILISATION GUILD’ : NATIVE LABOUR AND PORTUGUESE COLONIALISM
    1. Between Benevolence and Inevitability : The ’Civilising Mission’ of Portuguese Colonialism
    2. The Civilisation Guild and the ’Engineers of Depression’ : The Case of the S. Thomé Cocoa
    3. ’Redemptive Labour’ and the Missionaries of the Alphabet
  • PART II : COLONIALISM WITHOUT BORDERS
    4. Bibles, Flags and Transnational Loyalties : Educating Empires
    5. New Methods, Old Conclusions : The Ross Report
    Conclusion

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo is Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. His interests focus on the Comparative Histories of Imperialism and Colonialism. He recently published A diplomacia do império and edited O império colonial em questão (both in 2012), and co-edited Portugal e o fim do colonialismo (2014) and The Ends of European Colonial Empires : Cases and Comparisons (2015).

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