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Postcolonial Germany : memories of empire in a decolonized nation / Britta Schilling.

Author/Creator:
Schilling-Wang, Britta.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (273 p.)
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs
Oxford historical monographs
Oxford Historical Monographs
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Subjects:
German reunification question (1949-1990).
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
'Postcolonial Germany' traces the evolution of the collective memory of German colonialism, stretching from the loss of the colonies across the eras of national socialism, national division, and the Cold War to the present day. It shows to what extent this memory was intimately bound to objects of material culture in the former colonial metropole, such as tropical fruit sold atcolonial balls, state gifts handed to the former colonies at independence, and ethnological items kept as family heirlooms.
Contents:
Cover; Postcolonial Germany; Series; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: The Fall of Colonialism and the Rise of Memory; 1 The 'Africa-Book', 1915-1925; 'Good' Colonialists; Victims of Versailles; Explaining Heimat; 2 Colonial Wares, 'Blacks', and Jazz at the Colonial Ball, 1925-1935; Kolonialwaren: Bananas, Coffee, and Cocoa; 'Black' Performers; Jazz; 3 The Schoolbook, 1935-1945; Education in Weimar and Nazi Germany; Colonial Violence; The First World War in Africa; Teaching the Volksgemeinschaft; Types of Heroism
Training in the Will for Colonies4 The State Gift, 1949-1968; Cameroun (Fr.) 1960; Cameroon (GB) 1961; Togo 1960; Tanganyika 1961/Tanzania 1964; Rwanda and Burundi 1962; Southwest Africa; 5 The Empty Plinth, 1968-1990; Colonialism on the Streets; Historians and Historiography; The Namibia Question; 6 The Family Heirloom: Private Memories of Colonialism; The History Makers-Colonial Actors' Forming of Family Memory; Continuities and Discontinuities in 'Decolonized' Memory Making; Reconsidering Family Memory in the Postcolonial Generation
'Working Through'-A Case Study of Generational Encounter7 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-100845-1
OCLC:
875008600