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Representations Of German Identity

Author : Deborah Ascher Barnstone
ISBN : 3034308418
Genre : Art
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Who is -German-? What defines -Germanness-? These questions about national identity have continued to confound both Germans and foreign observers in light of Germany's complex history: its changing borders between 1871 and 1989 make even a geographic definition of the nation complex, let alone allowing for a clear definition of the national character. Questions about German identity continue to play out not only in political discussions but also in visual cultural forms.<BR> This essay collection examines the multi-faceted nature of German identity through the lens of myriad forms of visual representation. The contributors explore the nature of German national identity in different historical periods from the Middle Ages to the present and consider how conceptions of that identity have been depicted across the broad spectrum of visual culture: from painting to sculpture, advertising to architecture, television and film to installation art. Because of the unusual approach, the essays address broad questions about identity formation, authenticity, and affirmation in the German context. Together, the essays in this volume demonstrate the complexities of identity construction and offer new insights into the -German Question- from the perspective of visual culture."

Fellow Tribesmen

Author : Frank Usbeck
ISBN : 9781782386551
Genre : History
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Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Germans exhibited a widespread cultural passion for tales and representations of Native Americans. This book explores the evolution of German national identity and its relationship with the ideas and cultural practices around "Indianthusiasm." Pervasive and adaptable, imagery of Native Americans was appropriated by Nazi propaganda and merged with exceptionalist notions of German tribalism, oxymoronically promoting the Nazis' racial ideology. This book combines cultural and intellectual history to scrutinize the motifs of Native American imagery in German literature, media, and scholarship, and analyzes how these motifs facilitated the propaganda effort to nurture national pride, racial thought, militarism, and hatred against the Allied powers among the German populace.

Representing German Identity In The New Berlin Republic

Author : Olaf Kuhlke
ISBN : 0773462767
Genre : Political Science
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This study examines the multiple and conflicting ways in which German national identity is spatially expressed through the material and metaphor of the human body. In particular, it describes the various gendered, sexed, and raced constructions of Germany, as they emerged in the capital city of Berlin since 1989. Based on two ethnographic case studies situated in neighboring urban environments, the Love Parade and the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, the author shows how bodily representations of post-1989 Germany are fluctuating between the sexualized, demasculinized celebration of multiculturalism and the repeatedly racist, masculinist and even anti-Semitic reconstruction of German nationhood.

Representations Of Heimat And Trauma In Selected German And

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Cultural Memory Identity And Representations Of Flight And

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Searching For A New German Identity

Author : Theresa M. Ganter
ISBN : 3039110489
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book investigates Heiner Muller's use of the "Geschichtsdrama" as a tool in his search for post-World War II and post-reunification German identity in "Germania Tod in Berlin" (1956/1971) "and Germania 3 Gespenster am Toten Mann" (1996), respectively. By using specific examples organized into relevant categories, the author demonstrates not only how these historical, allegorical, and political persons and events have affected the course of German history in Muller's opinion, but also how he believes they have influenced German identity of the past and present and may affect its future. In her analyses of these two dramas, the author explores the many historical, political, and allegorical characters as well as the abundant intertextual references by locating their original sources in order to explain their significance as each relates to Muller's perception of German identity at various points in time. The research focuses on Muller's use of the literary techniques of intertextuality, collage, metaphors, allegorical figures, political songs, ballads, and fairy tales. The methodological approach is eclectic: a mixture of New Criticism, New Historicism, and "Rezeptionsasthetik.""

German Bodies

Author : Uli Linke
ISBN : 9781135962791
Genre : Art
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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