Women’s Bodies, Alien Bodies and the Racial Body of the German Volk: The Rhetorical Structure of the “Black Shame” Stereotype

  • Iris Wigger


Different central rhetorical themes emerge in the racist campaign against the “Black Shame.” This chapter outlines these themes, firstly, on an international level on the basis of the contributions of three important protagonists of the campaign. The national scope and discursive intersecting of these narratives is then discussed in the second part of the chapter, using an example from the German colportage literature on the subject. This novel bundles these themes together in a single source.

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  • Iris Wigger
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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