German Bodies: Race and Representation after Hitler

Synopsis

Focusing on the role of the human body, anthropologist Ulrike Linke examines the ways Nazism and its legacy has defined German identity since 1945. Beginning with the Nazi eroticization of the bodily ideal, Linke explains how post-war Germany has organized its understanding of the body including: * public nudism * the revival of the cult of the body * the feminisation of guest labourers.