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- DescriptionEmphasizing the global nature of racism, this volume brings together historians from various regional specializations to explore this phemen from comparative and transnational perspectives. The essays shed light on how racial ideologies and practices developed, changed, and spread in Europe, Asia, the Near East, Australia, and Africa, focusing on processes of transfer, exchange, appropriation, and adaptation. To what extent, for example, were racial beliefs of Western origin? Did similar belief systems emerge in n-Western societies independently of Western influence? And how did these societies adopt and adapt Western racial beliefs once they were exposed to them? Up to this point, the few mographs or edited collections that exist only provide students of the history of racism with tentative answers to these questions. More important, the authors of these studies tend to igre transnational processes of exchange and transfer. Yet, as this volume shows, these are crucial to an understanding of the diffusion of racial belief systems around the globe.
- Author BiographyManfred Berg is Curt Engelhorn Professor of American History at the University of Heidelberg. Before he came to Heidelberg, he taught at the Free University of Berlin. From 1992 to 1997, he was a research fellow (1992-1997) at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. From 2003 to 2005, he served as the executive director of the Center for USA-Studies at the Leucorea in Wittenberg. Berg is a specialist in the history of the African American civil rights movement and race relations and has published numerous books and articles on American and international history. Simon Wendt is assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Frankfurt. His research areas are African American history, gender and memory, nationalism, and the history of heroism and hero-worship. Simon Wendt is the author of The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights (Gainesville, 2007). He is currently working on a history of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/04/2011
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Edited byManfred Berg,Simon Wendt
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