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Colonial fantasies : conquest, family, and nation in precolonial Germany, 1770-1870

Author: Susanne Zantop
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1997.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since Germany became a colonial power relatively late, postcolonial theorists and histories of colonialism have thus far paid little attention to it. Uncovering Germany's colonial legacy and imagination, Susanne Zantop reveals the significance of colonial fantasies - a kind of colonialism without colonies - in the formation of German national identity. Through readings of historical, anthropological, literary, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Zantop, Susanne, 1945-
Colonial fantasies.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605191779
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Zantop
ISBN: 0822319608 9780822319603 0822319683 9780822319689
OCLC Number: 36165230
Description: ix, 292 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Armchair Conquistadors; or, The Quest for "New Germany" 1. Tiranos animales o alemanes: Germans and the "Conquest" 2. A Conquest of the Intellect --
II. Colonizing Theory: Gender, Race, and the Search for a National Identity. 3. Gendering the "Conquest" 4. Racializing the Colony. 5. Patagons and Germans --
III. Colonial Families; or, Displacing the Colonizers. 6. Fathers and Sons: Donnerstag and Freitag, Campe and Krusoe. 7. Husbands and Wives: Colonialism Domesticated. 8. Betrothal and Divorce; or, Revolution in the House --
IV. Virgin Islands, Teuton Conquerors. 9. The German Columbus. 10. The Second Discovery. 11. Colonial Fantasies Revisited. Epilogue: Vitzliputzli's Revenge.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Susanne Zantop.
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Traces German desires to discover, conquer and dominate "new worlds" -- real and imagined-- expressed in stories and literature during the century preceding any actual German colonisation.  Read more...

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