The “hysterical” Emily Hobhouse and Boer War concentration camp controversy

  title={The “hysterical” Emily Hobhouse and Boer War concentration camp controversy},
  author={Marouf Arif Hasian},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  pages={138 - 163}
  • M. Hasian
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Western Journal of Communication
This essay provides a rhetorical analysis of some of the gender, class, and racial politics of the “concentration camp” controversy of the Anglo‐Boer war. The author argues that a synchronic ideographic analysis of key colonial fragments illustrates the ways that British and South African officials tried to create an image of a “hysterical” Emily Hobhouse, as a way of quelling the criticism of both the war and the camps. By investigating some of the newspaper accounts, diary entries… Expand
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