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Kolonialphantasien im vorkolonialen Deutschland (1770 - 1870) Susanne Zantop

Kolonialphantasien im vorkolonialen Deutschland (1770 - 1870)

Susanne Zantop

Published 1999
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314 pages
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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 Germanys colonial legacy and imagination, Susanne Zantop reveals the significance ofMoreSince Germany became a colonial power relatively late, postcolonial theorists and histories of colonialism have thus far paid little attention to it. Uncovering Germanys 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 popular texts, Zantop explores imaginary colonial encounters of Germans with natives in late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century literature, and shows how these colonial fantasies acted as a rehearsal for actual colonial ventures in Africa, South America, and the Pacific.