The Discourse of British and German Colonialism: Convergence and Competition (Empires in Perspective) (Paperback)

The Discourse of British and German Colonialism: Convergence and Competition (Empires in Perspective) By Felicity Rash (Editor), Geraldine Horan (Editor) Cover Image
By Felicity Rash (Editor), Geraldine Horan (Editor)
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This volume compares and contrasts British and German colonialist discourses from a variety of angles: philosophical, political, social, economic, legal, and discourse-linguistic. British and German cooperation and competition are presented as complementary forces in the European colonial project from as early as the sixteenth century but especially after the foundation of the German Second Empire in 1871 - the era of the so-called 'Scramble for Africa'. The authors present the points of view not only of the colonizing nations, but also of former colonies, including Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Tanzania, India, China, and the Pacific Islands. The title will prove invaluable for students and researchers working on British colonial history, German colonial history and post-colonial studies.

About the Author

Felicity Rash is Professor of German Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London. Her major publications include: The Language of Violence: Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf (2006); German Images of the Self and the Other in German Nationalist, Colonialist and Anti-Semitic Discourse 1871-1918 (2012); and The Strategies of German Imperialist Discourse: The Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1948 (2016).Geraldine Horan is Senior Lecturer in German Language at University College London. Her research interests lie in feminist linguistics, discourse analysis, and political discourse. She is co-editor of Doing Politics: Discursivity, Performativity and Mediation in Political Discourse (2018, with Michael Kranert).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367506254
ISBN-10: 0367506254
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 286
Language: English
Series: Empires in Perspective