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Imperialist Imagination German Colonialism and Its Legacy

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ISBN-10: 047206682X

ISBN-13: 9780472066827

Edition: 1998

Authors: Sara Friedrichsmeyer, Sara Lennox, Susanne Zantop

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"Race relations" are a controversial topic in today's Germany. Have Germans learned from the past? How far back must one go to understand the tensions, prejudices, and strategies that have marked race relations in the recently unified nation? The Imperialist Imagination explores the German preoccupation with racial and ethnic differences throughout the past two centuries, in a colonial and "postcolonial" context. Germany's belated national unification in 1870, its short colonial period (1884-1918), and the loss of its colonies as a consequence of World War I, rather than through wars of liberation, generated very different colonial and postcolonial conditions from those in Britain and France. This volume's sixteen essays investigate how, as a consequence of these conditions, Germans imagined their relationship to racial and ethnic others: how they supported and contested colonization during the colonial period, how their colonial fantasies fed into the Nazis' racial and expansionary policies after the loss of German colonies, and how they represent their relationship to German minorities and "foreigners" within and outside Germany today. The contributors include scholars in literature, history, art history, political science, philosophy, ethnography, film, popular culture, photography, and theater. The anthology will appeal not only to Germanists but to all those interested in postcolonial and cultural studies. Sara Friedrichsmeyer is Professor of German, University of Cincinnati. Sara Lennox is Professor of German, University of Massachusetts. Susanne Zantop is Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/3/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100

Patnode is a Lead 3D Technical Artist at LucasArts. He spent time teaching 3D graphics and animation at the Academy of Arts College in San Francisco, CA, and worked in film production before moving over to 3D graphics.Sara Lennox is professor of German and Scandinavian studies and director of the Social Thought and Political Economy Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Introduction
Colonial Discourse in the New Empire
Nietzsche's Colonialist Imagination: Nueva Germania, Good Europeanism, and Great Politics
Orientalism, Imperialism, and Nationalism: Karl May's Orientzyklus
Engendering German Nationalism: Gender and Race in Frieda von Bulow's Colonial Writings
National Identity, Nomadism, and Narration in Gustav Frenssen's Peter Moor's Journey to Southwest Africa
The Talk of Genocide, the Rhetoric of Miscegenation: Notes on Debates in the German Reichstag Concerning Southwest Africa, 1904-14
On Colonial Spaces and Bodies: Hans Grimm's Geschichten aus Sudwestafrika
Imperialism without Colonies
Formalism to Psychoanalysis: On the Politics of Primitivism in Carl Einstein
Mapping the Native Body: On Africa and the Colonial Film in the Third Reich
Reading the Face of the Other: Arnold Zweig's and Hermann Struck's Das ostjudische Antlitz
Blacks, Germans, and the Politics of Imperial Imagination, 1920-60
Imperial Fantasies after 1945
Of Seeing and Otherness: Leni Riefenstahl's African Photographs
White Ladies and Dark Continents in Ingeborg Bachmann's Todesarten
Imagining Migrants' Literature: Intercultural Alterity in Jeannette Lander's Jahrhundert der Herren
Christoph Hein's Horns Ende: Gypsy Essences and German Community
Ethnic Drag and National Identity: Multicultural Crises, Crossings, and Interventions
Epilogue: "Land of Truth - Enchanting Name!" Kant's Journey at Home
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index