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Title German colonialism : race, the Holocaust, and postwar Germany / edited by Volker Langbehn and Mohammad Salama.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.

Subject Racism -- Germany -- History.
Racism -- Africa -- History.
Nationalism -- Germany -- History.
Continuity -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History.
Germany -- Colonies -- Africa -- History.
Africa -- Colonial influence.
Germany -- History -- 1945-
Alt Name Langbehn, Volker Max, 1959-
Salama, Mohammad.
Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 327 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Reconfiguring German colonialism / Volker Langbehn and Mohammad Salama -- pt. 1. Colonial (dis)continuities : framing the issue -- Borrowed light : Nietzsche and the colonies / Timothy Brennan -- German colonialism : some reflections on reassessments, specificities, and constellations / Birthe Kundrus -- pt. 2. Lebensraum and genocide -- Against "human diversity as such" : Lebensraum and genocide in the Third Reich / Shelley Baranowski -- Hannah Arendt, imperialisms, and the Holocaust / A. Dirk Moses -- Caesura, continuity, and myth : the stakes of tethering the Holocaust to German colonial theory / Kitty Millet -- pt. 3. Looking East : Poland, the Ottoman Empire, and politicized Jihadism -- Germany's adventures in the Orient : a history of ambivalent semicolonial entanglements / Malte Fuhrmann -- Arguing the case for a colonial Poland / Kristin Kopp -- Colonialism, and no end : the other continuity theses / Russell A. Berman -- pt. 4. Of Missionaries, Economics, and Intranational Self-Perception -- The purpose of German colonialism, or, The long shadow of Bismarck's colonial policy / Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann -- Christian missionary societies in the German colonies, 1884/85-1914/15 / Ulrich van der Heyden -- German colonialism and the British neighbor in Africa before 1914 : self-definitions, lines of demarcation, and cooperation / Ulrike Lindner -- pt. 5. Postcolonial German politics -- "Kalashnikovs, not Coca-Cola, bring self-determination to Angola" : the two Germanys, Lusophone Africa, and the rhetoric of colonial difference / Luis Madureira -- Germany, Palestine, Israel, and the (post)colonial imagination / Martin Braach-Maksvytis.
Summary More than half a century before the mass executions of the Holocaust, Germany devastated the peoples of southwestern Africa. While colonialism might seem marginal to German history, new scholarship compares these acts to Nazi practices on the Eastern and Western fronts. With some of the most important essays from the past five years exploring the ""continuity thesis, "" this anthology debates the links between German colonialist activities and the behavior of Germany during World War II. Some contributors argue the country's domination of southwestern Africa gave rise to perceptions o.
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ISBN 0231520549 (electronic bk.)
9780231520546 (electronic bk.)
0231149727 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231149723 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231149735 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780231149730 (paper ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 726824386
Additional Format Print version: German colonialism. New York : Columbia University Press, 2011 (DLC) 2010023533