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The genocidal gaze : from German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich

Author: Elizabeth Roberts Baer
Publisher: Detroit Wayne State Uiversity Press [2017] © 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first genocide of the twentieth century, though not well known, was committed by Germans between 1904-1907 in the country we know today as Namibia, where they exterminated thousands of Herero and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Roberts Baer
ISBN: 0814343856 9780814343852 0814344380 9780814344385
OCLC Number: 1013593110
Description: xiii, 12, 179 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 23 cm
Contents: "While previous scholars have made ... links between the Herero and Nama genocide and that of the Holocaust, Baer's book is the first to examine literary texts that demonstrate this connection. Texts under consideration include the archive of Nama revolutionary Hendrik Witbooi; a colonial novel by German Gustav Frenssen (1906), in which the genocidal gaze conveyed an acceptance of racial annihilation; and three post-Holocaust texts --
by German Uwe Timm, Ghanaian Ama Ata Aidoo, and installation artist William Kentridge of South Africa --
that critique the genocidal gaze" --
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Responsibility: Elizabeth R. Baer.

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Baer's concept of 'imaginability' (the colonial genocide made the Holocaust imaginable) proves especially effective in arguing the continuity between 1904 and the 1940s. Baer skillfully supports this Read more...

 
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