The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writing: The German Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1945

Author:   Felicity Rash ,  Michelle Lazar
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138814622


Pages:   206
Publication Date:   06 December 2016
Format:   Hardback
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The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writing: The German Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1945


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In this monograph, Felicity Rash examines German colonialist texts through the lens of linguistics, using multiple analytic approaches in order to contribute to the study of ideological discourse. Focusing on texts from Germany's colonial period during the Second Reich, the book describes the discourse strategies employed in a wide variety of colonialist discourses, from propagandistic and journalistic writing to autobiographical and fictional accounts of life in Germany's African colonies. The methodologies Rash employs include the Discourse Historical Approach and Cognitive Metaphor Theory, and the book aims to develop a new model for the analysis of expansionist nationalist writing. Little detailed analysis exists of the types of texts taken as primary sources, and Rash provides English translations of German quotations, in addition to drawing upon her research in former German colonies in Africa. Rash's research will be of interest to linguists, historians, Germanists, and social and political scientists, and lays the groundwork for future interdisciplinary analyses of German colonialism.

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Author:   Felicity Rash ,  Michelle Lazar
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.560kg
ISBN:  

9781138814622


ISBN 10:   1138814628
Pages:   206
Publication Date:   06 December 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'Rash's book provides seminal insights into the history of Colonialist Discourse in 19th and 20th century Germany and opens up a new field of interdisciplinary research in Discourse-Historical and Postcolonial Studies.' -Andreas Musolff, School of Languages and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia, UK


'Rash s book provides seminal insights into the history of Colonialist Discourse in 19th and 20th century Germany and opens up a new field of interdisciplinary research in Discourse-Historical and Postcolonial Studies.' Andreas Musolff, School of Languages and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia, UK


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Felicity Rash is Professor of German Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

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