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Author Layne, Priscilla, author
Title White rebels in Black [electronic resource] : German appropriation of Black popular culture / Priscilla Layne
Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
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Descript 1 online resource (ix, 259 pages)
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Series Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Note "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 JuÌ̂rgen Massaquo, Theodor Michael, GuÌ̂nter 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 KoÌ̂psell."--Provided by publisher
Includes filmography
Includes bibliographical references and index
Who's afraid of the black cook? -- Waiting for my band -- The blues and blue jeans : American dreams in the East -- Two black boys look at the white boy -- The future is unwritten
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Link Print version: Layne, Priscilla, author. White rebels in Black Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018] 9780472130801 (DLC) 2017053881
Subject German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
German literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism
Blacks in literature
Masculinity in literature
Blacks in popular culture -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Blacks in motion pictures
Masculinity in motion pictures
Blacks -- Race identity -- Germany
Whites -- Race identity -- Germany
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