Books for your bucks
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | June 2, 2015

    Matthieu Ricard: IMG The Altruism Revolution



    With the famous phrase "Nature, red in tooth and claw," the Victorian poet Tennyson expressed the challenge that the emerging science of evolution... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$29.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse World History- Germany

Colonial Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial Germany, 1770-1870 (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

by

Colonial Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial Germany, 1770-1870 (Post-Contemporary Interventions) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Since Germany became a colonial power relatively late, postcolonial theorists and histories of colonialism have thus far paid little attention to it. Uncovering Germanyandrsquo;s colonial legacy and imagination, Susanne Zantop reveals the significance of colonial fantasiesandmdash;a kind of colonialism without coloniesandmdash;in the formation of German national identity. Through readings of historical, anthropological, literary, and popular texts, Zantop explores imaginary colonial encounters of andquot;Germansandquot; with andquot;nativesandquot; 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.

From as early as the sixteenth century, Germans preoccupied themselves with an imaginary drive for colonial conquest and possession that eventually grew into a collective obsession. Zantop illustrates the gendered character of Germanyandrsquo;s colonial imagination through critical readings of popular novels, plays, and travel literature that imagine sexual conquest and surrender in colonial territoryandmdash;or love and blissful domestic relations between colonizer and colonized. She looks at scientific articles, philosophical essays, and political pamphlets that helped create a racist colonial discourse and demonstrates that from its earliest manifestations, the German colonial imagination contained ideas about a specifically German national identity, different from, if not superior to, most others.

Synopsis:

Traces German desires to discover, conquer and dominate ‘new worlds’ — real and imagined-- expressed in stories and literature during the century preceding any actual German colonization.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-285) and index.

About the Author

At the time of her death, Susanne Zantop was Professor of German and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of German Studies at Dartmouth College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822319689
Editor:
Jameson, Fredric
Editor:
Fish, Stanley
Editor:
Jameson, Fredric
Author:
Zantop, Susanne
Author:
Zantop
Author:
Jameson, Fredric
Author:
Fish, Stanley
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham, N.C. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Nationalism in literature
Subject:
Family in literature
Subject:
German literature
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Colonies in literature
Subject:
Military history in literature.
Subject:
National characteristics, German, in literature.
Subject:
German literature -- 19th century.
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions
Series Volume:
RG 224
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Magical Monarch of Mo Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. Cosmopolitical Claims:... New Other $29.95
  3. The Order of Books: Readers,... Used Trade Paper $17.00
  4. Queen Zixi of IX Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. American Fairy Tales New Trade Paper $6.75

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

Colonial Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial Germany, 1770-1870 (Post-Contemporary Interventions) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Duke University Press - English 9780822319689 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Traces German desires to discover, conquer and dominate ‘new worlds’ — real and imagined-- expressed in stories and literature during the century preceding any actual German colonization.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.