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Not so plain as Black and White : Afro-German culture and history, 1890-2000

Author: Patricia M Mazón; Reinhild Steingröver
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2005.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 19.
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"After World War II, "brown babies" were born to African American GIs stationed in Germany and German mothers." "Today there are 500,000 Afro-Germans in Germany out of a population of 80 million. Nevertheless, German society still sees them as "foreigners," assuming they are either African or African American but never German." "As editors Patricia Mazon and Reinhild Steingrover argue, the experience of Afro-Germans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia M Mazón; Reinhild Steingröver
ISBN: 1580461832 9781580461832
OCLC Number: 56753187
Description: xvii, 247 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Afro-Germans in historical perspective --
Dangerous liaisons: race, nation, and German identity / Fatima El-Tayeb --
The first Besatzungskinder: Afro-German children, colonial childrearing practices, and racial policy in German southwest Africa, 1890-1914 / Krista Molly O'Donnell --
Converging specters of an other within: race and gender in pre-1945 Afro-German history / Tina M. Campt --
Cultural representations and self-representations of Afro-Germans --
Louis Brody and the Black presence in German film before 1945 / Tobias Nagl --
Narrating "race" in 1950s' West Germany: the phenomenon of the Toxi films / Heide Fehrenbach --
Will everything be fine? Anti-racist practice in recent German cinema / Randall Halle --
Writing diasporic identity: Afro-German literature since 1985 / Leroy Hopkins --
The souls of Black Volk: Contradiction? Oxymoron? / Anne Adams.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 19.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Mazón and Reinhild Steingröver with a foreword by Russell Berman.
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"After World War II, "brown babies" were born to African American GIs stationed in Germany and German mothers." "Today there are 500,000 Afro-Germans in Germany out of a population of 80 million. Nevertheless, German society still sees them as "foreigners," assuming they are either African or African American but never German." "As editors Patricia Mazon and Reinhild Steingrover argue, the experience of Afro-Germans provides insight into contemporary Germany's transformation, willing or not, into a multicultural society. Furthermore, looking at Afro-Germans allows us to see another dimension of the ideas of race that shaped the twentieth century and led to the Holocaust."--Jacket.

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