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White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture

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Analyzing literary texts and films, White Rebels in Black shows how German authors have since the 1950s appropriated black popular culture, particularly music, to distance themselves from the legacy of Nazi Germany, authoritarianism, and racism, and how such appropriation changes over time. Priscilla Layne offers a critique of how blackness came to symbolize a positive escape from the hegemonic masculinity of postwar Germany, and how black identities have been represented as separate from, and in opposition to, German identity, foreclosing the possibility of being both black and German. Citing four autobiographies published by black German authors Hans Jürgen Massaquo, Theodor Michael, Günter Kaufmann, and Charly Graf, Layne considers how black German men have related to hegemonic masculinity since Nazi Germany, and concludes with a discussion on the work of black German poet, Philipp Khabo Köpsell.
Request Code : ZLIBIO3111405
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Year:
2018
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Language:
English
Pages:
272
ISBN 10:
0472130803
ISBN 13:
9780472130801
ISBN:
0472130803,9780472130801
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, And Politics In Germany

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