German Colonialism in a Global Age

Edited by Bradley Naranch ’96 and Geoff Eley. This collection considers many aspects of the German colonial empire and its significance, from science and the colonial state to the disciplinary constructions of Africans as colonial subjects for German administrative control. In introductory essays, the editors survey the historiography of and broad developments in the imperial imaginary of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Contributors then examine the influence of imperialism on German society and culture via the mass-marketing of imperial imagery; conceptions of racial superiority in German pedagogy; the influence of colonialism on German anti-Semitisim; geopolitics; and the broader impact of the German imperial experience.