Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture available in Paperback
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Nazisploitation! examines past intersections of National Socialism and popular cinema and the recent reemergence of this imagery in contemporary visual culture. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, films such as Love Camp 7 and Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS introduced and reinforced the image of Nazis as master paradigms of evil in what film theorists deem the 'sleaze' film. More recently, Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, as well as video games such as Call of Duty: World at War, have reinvented this iconography for new audiences. In these works, the violent Nazi becomes the hyperbolic caricature of the "monstrous feminine" or the masculine sadist. Power-hungry scientists seek to clone the Führer, and Nazi zombies rise from the grave.
The history, aesthetic strategies, and political implications of such translations of National Socialism into the realm of commercial, low brow, and 'sleaze' visual culture are the focus of this book. The contributors examine when and why the Nazisploitation genre emerged as it did, how it establishes and violates taboos, and why this iconography resonates with contemporary audiences.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Bridges is assistant professor of German at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kristin Vander Lugt is Adjunct Instructor of German, George Mason University.
Table of Contents
"Nazisploitation: An Introduction" by Daniel H. Magilow Part I. Origins, Histories, and Genealogies1. Cinema beyond Good and Evil? Nazi Exploitation in the Cinema of the 1970s and its Heritage by Marcus Stiglegger2. Sexual Deviance and the Naked Body in Cinematic Representations of Nazis by Michael Richardson3. Ilsa and Elsa: Nazisploitation, Mainstream Film, and Cinematic Transference by Alicia Kozma4. Reproducing the Fourth Reich: Cloning, Nazisploitation, and Revival of the Repressed by Elizabeth Bridges5. Utterly without Redeeming Social Value? "Nazi Science" Beyond Exploitation Cinema by James J. WardPart II. Bitches, Whores, and Dominatrices6. The Third Reich as Bordello and Pig Sty: Between Neodecadence and Sexploitation in Tinto Brass's Salon Kitty by Robert von Dassanowsky7. Revisiting the Cruel Apparatus: Disability, Queerness, and Taste in In a Glass Cage by David Church8. Eine Armee Gretchen: Nazisploitation Made in Switzerland by Benedikt Eppenberger9. Meshes of Power: The Concentration Camp as Pulp or Art House in Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter by Elissa MailänderPart III. Heroes, Villains, and the Undead10. Digital Nazis: Genre, History and the Displacement of Evil in First-Person Shooters by Jeff Hayton 11. Captain America Lives Again and So Do the Nazis: Nazisploitation in Comics after 9/11 by Craig This12. A Past that Refuses to Die: Nazi Zombie Film and the Legacy of Occupation by Sven Jüngerkes and Christiane Wienand 13. Messing Up World War II-Exploitation: The Challenges of Role-Play in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds by Mimmi Woisnitza14. Of Blitzkriege and Endlösungen: The Resurrection of a Dead Genre? by Michael FuchsBibliographySelected FilmographyNotes on ContributorsIndex