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En ofruktbar ö : rasistiska och nationalistiska diskurser kring kolonin S:t Barthélemy 1840–1878

Pålsson, Ale LU (2011) HISM63 20111
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In this essay I have gone through the discussions of the Swedish parliament from 1840 to 1878 regarding the Swedish colony S:t Barthélemy. The Swedish slave colony, acquired from France in 1784, was a major source of income as a transit harbor during the Napoleonic Wars, but was otherwise an expense for the Swedish state. Using Immanuel Wallersteins World System theory, Etienne Balibars model for racism as supernationalism and Saids model of latent orientalism as opposed to manifest orientalism, I have found a connection between racism and the needs of capital. While the latent racism is a constant factor in the parliament’s discussions, the manifest and overt racism acts as a justification for economic decisions, rather than as an... (More)
In this essay I have gone through the discussions of the Swedish parliament from 1840 to 1878 regarding the Swedish colony S:t Barthélemy. The Swedish slave colony, acquired from France in 1784, was a major source of income as a transit harbor during the Napoleonic Wars, but was otherwise an expense for the Swedish state. Using Immanuel Wallersteins World System theory, Etienne Balibars model for racism as supernationalism and Saids model of latent orientalism as opposed to manifest orientalism, I have found a connection between racism and the needs of capital. While the latent racism is a constant factor in the parliament’s discussions, the manifest and overt racism acts as a justification for economic decisions, rather than as an ideology in and of itself. This calls into question the sincerity of the universalistic ideals of the political elite, although this critique is most likely not limited to them. (Less)
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Pålsson, Ale LU
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HISM63 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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rasism, Edward Said, Etienne Balibar, Immanuel Wallerstein, S:t Barthelemy, Sverige, kolonialism, nationalism, universalism, kondratiev
language
Swedish
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1895022
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2011-06-19 13:38:09
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  abstract     = {In this essay I have gone through the discussions of the Swedish parliament from 1840 to 1878 regarding the Swedish colony S:t Barthélemy. The Swedish slave colony, acquired from France in 1784, was a major source of income as a transit harbor during the Napoleonic Wars, but was otherwise an expense for the Swedish state. Using Immanuel Wallersteins World System theory, Etienne Balibars model for racism as supernationalism and Saids model of latent orientalism as opposed to manifest orientalism, I have found a connection between racism and the needs of capital. While the latent racism is a constant factor in the parliament’s discussions, the manifest and overt racism acts as a justification for economic decisions, rather than as an ideology in and of itself. This calls into question the sincerity of the universalistic ideals of the political elite, although this critique is most likely not limited to them.},
  author       = {Pålsson, Ale},
  keyword      = {rasism,Edward Said,Etienne
Balibar,Immanuel Wallerstein,S:t Barthelemy,Sverige,kolonialism,nationalism,universalism,kondratiev},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En ofruktbar ö : rasistiska och nationalistiska diskurser kring kolonin S:t Barthélemy 1840–1878},
  year         = {2011},
}