Women in Western Films: The Civilizer
, the Saloon Singer, and Their Modern Sister.
Moving beyond the staid bipolarity of missionaries as imperial agents (as construed by nationalist narratives) or as saviors and civilizers
(as portrayed in their own hagiographies) Sharkey has mined rich sources (from missionary and Egyptian archives) to provide a far more nuanced and compelling story of American missionaries in Egypt from 1845 to 1967.
In this way, the "Civ/Sav" framework is, according to LaRocque, "an ideological container for the systemic construction of self-confirming 'evidence' that Natives were savages who 'inevitably' had to yield to the supreme powers of civilization as carried forward by Euro-Canadian civilizers
In Africa and Oceania one can find primitive or semi-primitive cultures and the contacts that are established among them and the white civilizers
can be compared--mutatis mutandis--to the contacts that linked littoral civilization in Brazil to the backlands cultures" (Willems 1944, 18).
So if we look, for example, at those who practiced domestication and/or were in contact with domesticators and civilizers
, shorter lives are indeed in the picture.
In short the "pathologies" that Warwick Anderson has brought to our attention (without saying so directly) are the fantasies that existed in the minds of the US Military and Public Health officials, the divinely-inspired, government-appointed Civilizers
of "Orientals" in the Philippines.
The Kemalists, who were the second generation, or Team B, of the Young Turks who accelerated the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, perceived themselves as civilizers
Likewise, her civilizers
work unconstrained by the "fetid" soil of history, a soil polluted by the "sins" of "perished generations.
134) "Once we acknowledge the Ethiopian origin of the ancient civilizers
of Egypt, he declares, we will necessarily acknowledge the innate capacity of all the races to develop their genius and their intelligence.