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"For social historians and those interested in the larger field of German Studies, this is serious work."—Choice
Some essays in this volume focus on Germany's formal colonial empire in Africa and the Pacific between 1884 and 1914, while others ...
Some essays in this volume focus on Germany's formal colonial empire in Africa and the Pacific between 1884 and 1914, while others present material from earlier or later periods such as German emigration before 1884 and colonial discourse in German-ruled Polish lands. Several essays examine Germany's postcolonial era, a complex period that includes the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany with its renewed colonial obsessions, and the post-1945 era. Particular areas of emphasis include the relationship of anti-Semitism to colonial racism; respectability, sexuality, and cultural hierarchies in the formal empire; Nazi representations of colonialism; and contemporary perceptions of race. The volume's disciplinary reach extends to musicology, religious studies, film, and tourism studies as well as literary analysis and history. These essays demonstrate why modern Germany must confront its colonial and postcolonial pasts, and how those pasts continue to shape the German cultural imagination.
Eric Ames is an assistant professor of German at the University of Washington. Marcia Klotz is an instructor in the English department at Portland State University. Lora Wildenthal is an associate professor of history at Rice University. Sander L. Gilman is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University and the author of Fat Boys: A Slim Book (Nebraska 2004).
— Reinhart Kössler, African History
|Part 1||Identifications of Self and Other||1|
|Colonialism and the Culture of Respectability||3|
|Inventing the Auslandsdeutsche: Emigration, Colonial Fantasy, and German National Identity, 1848-71||21|
|The Colonialist Beginnings of Comparative Musicology||41|
|Part 2||Orders of Colonial Regulation: Sex and Violence||61|
|Race, Gender, and Sexuality in German Southwest Africa: Hans Grimm's Sudafrikanische Novellen||63|
|Constructing Racial Difference in Colonial Poland||76|
|Colonization and Modernization: The Legal Foundation of the Colonial Enterprise; A Case Study of German Colonization in Cameroon||97|
|Part 3||Colonial Racism and Antisemitism||113|
|What Does German Colonialism Have to Do with National Socialism? A Conceptual Framework||115|
|The Weimar Republic: A Postcolonial State in a Still-Colonial World||135|
|Theology as a Vision for Colonialism: From Supersessionism to Dejudaization in German Protestantism||148|
|Part 4||Nazi Visions of Africa||165|
|Race Power in Postcolonial Germany: The German Africa Show and the National Socialist State, 1935-40||167|
|Marching in Step: German Youth and Colonial Cinema||189|
|Part 5||Colonial Legacies: The Racialized Self||203|
|Autobiographical Accounts of Kenyan-German Marriages: Reception and Context||205|
|Autobiographies of Blackness in Germany||227|