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Africa in Translation: A History of Colonial Linguistics in Germany and Beyond, 1814-1945 (Social History, Popular Culture, & Politics in Germany)

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"Africa in Translation is a thoughtful contribution to the literature on colonialism and culture in Germany and will find readers in the fields of German history and German studies as well as appealing to audiences in the large and interdisciplinary fields of colonialism and postcolonialism."

---Jennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto

The study of African languages in Germany, or Afrikanistik, originated among Protestant missionaries in the early nineteenth century and was incorporated into German universities after Germany entered the "Scramble for Africa" and became a colonial power in the 1880s. Despite its long history, few know about the German literature on African languages or the prominence of Germans in the discipline of African philology. In Africa in Translation: A History of Colonial Linguistics in Germany and Beyond, 1814--1945, Sara Pugach works to fill this gap, arguing that Afrikanistik was essential to the construction of racialist knowledge in Germany. While in other countries biological explanations of African difference were central to African studies, the German approach was essentially linguistic, linking language to culture and national identity. Pugach traces this linguistic focus back to the missionaries' belief that conversion could not occur unless the "Word" was allowed to touch a person's heart in his or her native language, as well as to the connection between German missionaries living in Africa and armchair linguists in places like Berlin and Hamburg. Over the years, this resulted in Afrikanistik scholars using language and culture rather than biology to categorize African ethnic and racial groups. Africa in Translation follows the history of Afrikanistik from its roots in the missionaries' practical linguistic concerns to its development as an academic subject in both Germany and South Africa throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Sara Pugach is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Los Angeles.

Jacket image: Perthes, Justus. Mittel und Süd-Afrika. Map. Courtesy of the University of Michigan's Stephen S. Clark Library map collection.

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A strong and thoughtful study of Afrikanistik's role in the construction of racialist knowledge in Germany

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The elements of colonial relationships were easily adapted to address the border between Western and Eastern Europe

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An interdisciplinary study of refugee communities in postand#8211;WWII Germany

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A pioneering exploration of the origins of German Christian Democracy in the context of 19th- and 20th-century politics and religion

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The first and only study to date of the Spanish-language literature of both Southeast Asia and West Africa

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The Magellan Fallacy argues that literature in Spanish from Asia and Africa, though virtually unknown, reimagines the supposed centers and peripheries of the modern world in fundamental ways. Through archival research and comparative readings, The Magellan Fallacy rethinks mainstream mappings of diverse cultures while advocating the creation of a new field of scholarship: global literature in Spanish. As the first attempt to analyze Asian and African literature in Spanish together, and doing so while ranging over all continents, The Magellan Fallacy crosses geopolitical and cultural borders without end. The implications of the book, therefore, extend far beyond the lands formerly ruled by the Spanish empire. The Magellan Fallacy shows that all theories of globalization, including those focused on the Americas and Europe, must be able to account for the varied significances of hispanophone Asia and Africa as well.

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This book is a pioneering contribution to the history of the founding of the West German political system after the Second World War. The political cooperation between Catholics and Protestants that resulted in the formation of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in occupied and early West Germany represented a significant change from a long history of hostility in confessional relations. Given that the CDU went on to dominate politics in West Germany well into the 1960s, Maria D. Mitchell argues that an understanding of what made this interconfessional party possible is crucial to an exploration of German history in the postwar period. She examines the political history of party formation as well as the religious beliefs and motivations that shaped the party's philosophy and positions. She provides an authoritative guide to the complex processes of maneuvering and negotiation that produced the CDU during 1945-46. The full range of political possibilities is discussed, including the suppressed alternatives to the Adenauer/Erhard axis that eventually defined the party's trajectory during the 1950s and the abortive Christian Socialism associated with Jacob Kaiser.

About the Author

Sara Pugach is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472117826
Author:
Pugach, Sara
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Author:
Mitchell, Maria
Author:
Rosenfeld, Gavriel D.
Author:
Lifshey, Adam
Author:
Kopp, Kristin
Author:
Pugach, Sara Elizabeth Berg
Author:
Holian, Anna
Author:
Jaskot, Paul B.
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Foreign Languages-African Languages General
Subject:
Asian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
62 BandW photographs
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General
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Product details 318 pages University of Michigan Press - English 9780472117826 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A strong and thoughtful study of Afrikanistik's role in the construction of racialist knowledge in Germany
"Synopsis" by , The elements of colonial relationships were easily adapted to address the border between Western and Eastern Europe
"Synopsis" by ,
An interdisciplinary study of refugee communities in postand#8211;WWII Germany
"Synopsis" by , A pioneering exploration of the origins of German Christian Democracy in the context of 19th- and 20th-century politics and religion
"Synopsis" by , The first and only study to date of the Spanish-language literature of both Southeast Asia and West Africa
"Synopsis" by ,

The Magellan Fallacy argues that literature in Spanish from Asia and Africa, though virtually unknown, reimagines the supposed centers and peripheries of the modern world in fundamental ways. Through archival research and comparative readings, The Magellan Fallacy rethinks mainstream mappings of diverse cultures while advocating the creation of a new field of scholarship: global literature in Spanish. As the first attempt to analyze Asian and African literature in Spanish together, and doing so while ranging over all continents, The Magellan Fallacy crosses geopolitical and cultural borders without end. The implications of the book, therefore, extend far beyond the lands formerly ruled by the Spanish empire. The Magellan Fallacy shows that all theories of globalization, including those focused on the Americas and Europe, must be able to account for the varied significances of hispanophone Asia and Africa as well.

"Synopsis" by , This book is a pioneering contribution to the history of the founding of the West German political system after the Second World War. The political cooperation between Catholics and Protestants that resulted in the formation of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in occupied and early West Germany represented a significant change from a long history of hostility in confessional relations. Given that the CDU went on to dominate politics in West Germany well into the 1960s, Maria D. Mitchell argues that an understanding of what made this interconfessional party possible is crucial to an exploration of German history in the postwar period. She examines the political history of party formation as well as the religious beliefs and motivations that shaped the party's philosophy and positions. She provides an authoritative guide to the complex processes of maneuvering and negotiation that produced the CDU during 1945-46. The full range of political possibilities is discussed, including the suppressed alternatives to the Adenauer/Erhard axis that eventually defined the party's trajectory during the 1950s and the abortive Christian Socialism associated with Jacob Kaiser.
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