ERIC Number: EJ581324
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Hearts of Darkness and Hot Zones: The Ideologeme of Imperial Contagion in Recent Accounts of Viral Outbreaks.
Bass, Jeff D.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v84 n4 p430-47 Nov 1998
Examines three recent popularized accounts of emerging lethal viral strains within the context of a late 19th-century rationale for imperialism: the ideologeme of scenic contamination, which justifies imperialism as a defensive measure. Notes how the three texts present ideologically charged images of the Third World and its relationship to the West as objectively based scientific "fact." (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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