Racial Fears and Techno-Apocalypses

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September 1, 2021

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Giulia Iannuzzi, « Racial Fears and Techno-Apocalypses », Geographies of Time, ID : 10670/1.a9i0i9


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By 1908, the stereotypes and racialised representation of Asian populations used in Albert Robida's feuilleton La guerre infernale – such as the demographic pressure and willingness to sacrifice millions of individuals (instalments 16, 24), the comparisons with insects such as ants (instalment 23, Les fourmis jaunes), the topoi of Oriental cruelty – were well established in popular Western yellow peril narratives and propaganda.[1] In La guerre, bacteriological weapons are used to reduce t...

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