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- DescriptionThroughout the 19th and 20th 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 tions 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.
- Author BiographyFrank Usbeck is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Technische Universitat Dresden. He earned his PhD at Leipzig University. His thesis was awarded the Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies in 2011. He co-edited the collection Participating Audiences, Imagined Public Spheres (2012) and has published a number of essays on Indian imagery in Germany and on ceremonial storytelling in American soldier weblogs. Usbeck is member of the Dresden-Leipzig research initiative Selbst-bewusste Erzahlungen.
- Author(s)Frank Usbeck
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication30/07/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleStudies in German History
- Series Part/Volume Number19
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note18 illustrations
- Weight524 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
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