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The Whites are enemies of heaven : climate Caucasianism and Asian ecological protection / Mark W. Driscoll.

Author/creator Driscoll, Mark (Mark W.) author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Durham : Duke University Press, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxi, 367 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents The Speed Race(r) and the Stopped, Incarce-Races -- J-hād against "Gorge-Us" White Men -- Ecclesiastical Superpredators -- Intertext I. White Dude's Burden (The Indifference That Makes a Difference) -- Queer Parenting -- Levelry and Revelry (Inside the Gelaohui Opium Room) -- Intertext II. Madame Butterfly and "Negro Methods" in China -- Last Samurai/First Extractive Capitalist -- Blow(Opium Smoke)back: The Third War for Drugs in Sichuan -- Conclusion. "Undermining" China and &bject Orient
Abstract "In The Whites Are Enemies of Heaven Mark Driscoll examines nineteenth-century Western imperialism in Asia and the devastating effects of "climate caucasianism"-the white West's pursuit of rapacious extraction at the expense of natural environments and people of color conflated with them. Drawing on an array of primary sources in Chinese, Japanese, and French, Driscoll reframes the Opium Wars as "wars for drugs" and demonstrates that these wars to unleash narco- and human traffickers kickstarted the most important event of the Anthropocene: the military substitution of Qing China's world leading carbon-neutral economy for an unsustainable Anglo-American capitalism powered by coal. Driscoll also reveals how subaltern actors, including outlaw societies and dispossessed samurai groups, became ecological protectors, defending their locales while driving decolonization in Japan and overthrowing a millennia of dynastic rule in China. Driscoll contends that the methods of these protectors resonate with contemporary Indigenous-led movements for environmental justice"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Driscoll, Mark (Mark W.), The whites are enemies of heaven Durham : Duke University Press, 2020. 9781478012740
LCCN 2020018211
ISBN9781478010166 hardcover
ISBN1478010169 hardcover
ISBN1478011211 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
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