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Reading and Seeing Ethnic Differences in the Enlightenment
 
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Reading and Seeing Ethnic Differences in the Enlightenment
From China to Africa
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
08 Jun 2007
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£58.00
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9781403976413
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This book investigates the contested ways in which Eighteenth-century German philosophers, scientists, poets, and dramatists perceived and represented China and Africa from 1680 to 1830.


Description

This book investigates the contested ways in which Eighteenth-century German philosophers, scientists, poets, and dramatists perceived and represented China and Africa from 1680 to 1830.


Reviews

"This is a groundbreaking study in the field of eighteenth century and post-colonial studies. In style and content, Reading and Seeing reveals sophisticated and innovative scholarship, and is rich in scope. Tautz analyzes how key intellectuals and writers of German (1670-1830) were instrumental in mapping modern ethnic differences in a variety of genres and texts such as philosophy, drama, popular travelogues, and scholarly writing. Tautz shows how the writers were struggling to define their own subjectivities vis-a-vis their ethnic locals when looking for the appropriate rhetorical means or representing the ethnic Other while their own perceptions defied their representational means." - Peter Höyng, Associate Professor of German, Emory University


Contents

Hegel at the Limits
Threads of a Texture: Leibniz's Translation of China
Reading Sovereign Subjectivity via China
Detailed Ethnicity. Perception and Gender in Travel Accounts
Bodies on Stage: Late Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics of Race
The Texture of History, the Color of Selves: The Turn to the Modern


Authors

BIRGIT TAUTZ is Assistant Professor of German at Bowdoin College, USA.