Englightenment or Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Culture

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Index
Abysinnian expedition: observers of, 66. See also Napier, Robert; Rohlfs, Gerhard; Stern, Henry Aaron; Tewodros
Acropolis: Freud visits, 154–55
Adler, Viktor: and Freud, 165
administration: of colonies, 180
Adorno, Theodor W.: on Odysseus, 61; Dialectic of Enlightenment, 17
Aeneid: Freud’s usage of, 154
Africa: in Aeneid, 154; and Arab slave trade, 171; and Europe, 153, 154, 166, 172; imagery of, 135; persecution of minorities in, 215–16; in psychoanalysis, 147, 153, 168
Afrikareisende, 1, 11
Alahama: fall of, 155
Alexander, Michael Solomon: background of, 106; ordains Stern, 80
Alexandria: Rohlfs’s description of, 95
alienation: and alterity, 23; in colonialism, 113
Anschluss: of Austria, 167
anti-Catholicism: of Kulturkampf, 136
anticolonialism: as activism, 212; anti-intellectual, 206; binary structure of, 219; of colonists, 183; as critique of European culture, 214; in Das Kind, 188; and Enlightenment, 56; existentialist, 213, 221; Forster’s, 53; French, 13–14; in Freud, 166; and hierarchy, 232; as Manichean, 231; misogynistic, 218; as myth, 206; as polarization, 125; in psychoanalysis, 151, 154, 173; and reverse racism, 231; and segregation, 206
anti-intellectualism: Cook’s, 61; and xenophobia, 62
anti-Semitism: and anti-imperialism, 112; in Austria, 154, 163; in Christianity, 118; and colonialism, 132; dialectic of, 119; for Freud, 155, 161, 164, 165; for Goldhagen, 108; as ideology, 136; in missionary work, 131; as political vehicle, 108; and Stern, 117, 118
antislavery movement: and colonialism, 171; as humanitarian, 203
archetypes: in psychoanalysis, 169
Arendt, Hannah: on colonialism, 200; on England and Ireland, 70; on racism, 113; on Sartre, 216
Aristotle: and empiricism, 50; and Forster, 59
Austria: anti-Semitism in, 154, 163; and Germany, 166–67; and Prussia, 158
authoritarian personality: in colonies, 178, 183; in psychoanalysis, 167
authorship: Cook’s, 60; in the Enlightenment, 41; Forster’s, 50; hybrid, 59
Baghdad: Jews of, 118
baldaraba: as communicative device, 126–27
Barth, Heinrich: as Africanist, 81; concern for Rohlfs, 89; encourages Rohlfs, 99
Bäumer, Gertrud: on von Bülow, 18485; on female subjectivity, 187

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1- The Enlightenment Travelogue and the Colonial Text 21
  • 2- Gerhard Rohlfs and Geographic Writing 65
  • 3- Henry Stern and Missionary Space 104
  • 4- Engendered Colonies 134
  • 5- Colonial Literature and the Emancipation of Women 171
  • 6- The Myth of Anticolonialism 203
  • Notes 241
  • Selected Bibliography 249
  • Index 259
  • In the Modem German Culture and Literature Series 271
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