1.0 Contexts and Locations
A significant amount of research especially in humanities and social sciences has been dedicated and continues to be dedicated to the study of cultures at the intersections between Germany and Africa. Key texts have been written about blacks in Germany since the pre-colonial times to the post modern moments.1 There have been texts also on the historical presence and notion of blackness in Germany.2 Thus Africa within German consciousness and discourse has received substantial attention through these texts as well as the numerous organizations designed to vouch for the rights of Afro-Germans in the increasingly multicultural Germany. However this confluence between Germany and Africa seems to be concentrated at the German ‘centre’ as less and less research and studies is dedicated to the interrogation of the German presence in Africa. It is only recently that research in the German presence in Africa has started to emerge and mostly in the American universities.3 And to supplement this trickle of studies, a series of panels at the German Studies Association annual conference was dedicated to the research on Germans in Africa in the 36th annual conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA) in October 2012.4 Even scantier is research on the visual and artistic representations of Africa by Germans.
This book is a result of research on identity and representation of bodies, languages, spaces and sexualitites in German films on Africa. Identity, as will be used in this book involves what Weedon calls ‘constituting subjects within languages, locations and ideologies.’5 Judith...
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