Cultural Identity Beyond Geography
Edited By Thomas O. Haakenson, Tirza True Latimer, Carol Hager and Deborah Barton
This book is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary collection of essays by some of today’s most forward-thinking scholars. The contributors explore the ways in which the prefix «trans» erupts German identity and the identity of Germany itself. The volume calls German identity into question and examines the ways in which the prefix «trans» is deployed to these ends in relation to national borders, historical limits, political institutions, social practices, and forms of cultural and aesthetic expression. The collection reveals the ways in which the transcendence of national, corporeal, disciplinary, and institutional limits is embodied by the use of the prefix «trans»– and has the potential to do so much more.
The volume engages the multifaceted nature of «trans»– and a Germanness that defies geography – to explore how Germans and Germany are increasingly situated «beyond» limits. Collectively, these investigations reveal a radical discourse of Germanness, a discourse with significant implications for historical and contemporary German self-understanding.The book asks the following: What is German identity beyond geography? And what are the promises and perils for Germany, and German identity, in becoming transGerman?
- Published in print:
- 30 Jun 2018
- Peter Lang UK
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- List of Figures
- 1 Introduction: What Is ‘Becoming TransGerman’? (Thomas O. Haakenson)
- 2 What Can Trans Do? (Tirza True Latimer)
- 3 Going Beyond Spatial and Cultural Fixities Through Ernst Reuter’s Photographic Encounters in Turkey (Barış Ülker)
- Contextualizing Reuter’s Biography through Mobilities
- Interpretation of Modern Urbanization
- Representing Urban Housing
- Representing Urban Infrastructure
- 4 Autopsy, Authority and Affect: Body Voyaging in Anatomical Fairy Tales from 1920s–1940s Germany (Kristen Ann Ehrenberger)
- Fritz Kahn’s Technological Fairy Tales
- Journey Through a Giant with Heumann-Heilmittel
- TransGerman Body Voyages
- 5 Mit Schmetterlingen denken. Der transvestitische Mensch in Magnus Hirschfelds Bilderteil zur Geschlechtskunde [Thinking with Butterflies: Transvestite Humans in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Illustrated Volume Sexual Science] (Josch Hoenes)
- Von den Transvestiten zum transvestitischen Menschen
- Zur Rezeption Hirschfelds
- Mit Schmetterlingen denken
- Der Schmetterling als Wissenschaftsbild und das Wesen des Transvestitismus
- Der Bilderteil der Geschlechtskunde
- Der transvestitische Mensch
- Weibliche Männlichkeit, Frauen als Männer und Männer, die als Frauen arbeiten
- Das erzwungene Geschlecht: Soldaten und Herrscher
- Die Transvestiten
- 6 TransGerman Experiences in Southern Brazil: The Stutzer Family in Blumenau, 1885–1887 (Ute Ritz-Deutch)
- 7 Transnational Dada and the Politics of Postcolonialism (Thomas O. Haakenson)
- 8 The Archive and Writing (German) Film History (Nichole M. Neuman)
- Writing a National Film History
- A ‘Los Angeles Collection’ in a Berlin Archive
- 9 A Ghostly Matter: Almanya: Welcome to Germany as Transnational Feminist Film Praxis (Mine Eren)
- Framing Sights and Sounds of Transnationalism
- The Turkish Guest Worker: How German Is She?
- Wende Children: Who or What Are We?
- 10 Instructional Visions: German Visual Messages to the First Generation of Turkish Guest Workers (Jennifer Miller)
- Contemporary Context
- Historical Legacy
- The Invitation
- Words of Welcome
- The Crises of 2015–2016 in Perspective
- 11 TransGerman Drag: Travestie für Deutschland, Homonationalisms and Transgender Citizenship (Anson Koch-Rein)
- The Alternative für Deutschland and Homonationalisms
- Travestie, Translation, TransGerman
- Marianne, Homonationalism, and the Politics of Drag
- TfD Posters and Transgender Citizenship
- Photography and Transgender Visibility
- Beyond ‘Victims’ or ‘Mascots’
- 12 Berlin Workshop Fifth Anniversary Discussion: Why ‘Becoming TransGerman’ Matters Now More Than Ever (Deborah Barton / Karin Goihl / Thomas O. Haakenson / Carol Hager / Tirza True Latimer)
- Notes on Contributors
- Series index
9 A Ghostly Matter: Almanya: Welcome to Germany as Transnational Feminist Film Praxis (Mine Eren)
Mine Eren 9 A Ghostly Matter: Almanya: Welcome to Germany as Transnational Feminist Film Praxis Talk in the media was of German–German brothers and sisters, of uni- fied and reunified, of solidarity and togetherness. Yes, concepts such as homeland...
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