Transatlantic Cultural Exchange: African American Women's Art and Activism in West Germany

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Publication Details

Author(s): Gerund K
Publisher: Transcript
Publishing place: Bielefeld
Publication year: 2013
Title of series: American Studies
Volume: 5
Pages range: 315
Language: English


Abstract


From Josephine Baker's performances in the 1920s to the 1970s solidarity campaigns for Angela Davis, from Audre Lorde as "mother" of the Afro-German movement in the 1980s to the literary stardom of 1993 Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Germans have actively engaged with African American women's art and activism throughout the 20th century. The discursive strategies that have shaped the (West) German reactions to African American women's social activism and cultural work are examined in this study, which proposes not only a nuanced understanding of "African Americanizations" as a form of cultural exchange but also sheds new light on the role of African American culture for (West) German society, culture, and national identity.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Gerund, Katharina Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik, insbesondere nordamerikanische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft


How to cite

APA:
Gerund, K. (2013). Transatlantic Cultural Exchange: African American Women's Art and Activism in West Germany. Bielefeld: Transcript.

MLA:
Gerund, Katharina. Transatlantic Cultural Exchange: African American Women's Art and Activism in West Germany. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2013.

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