Race, Gender, Nation, Class: The Social Construction of the ‘Black Shame’

  • Iris Wigger


The perspectives of four leading exponents of the campaign examined in the last chapter show us that the racist construct of the “Black Shame” was developed in the context of gender, race, nation and class. These four categories are combined flexibly, overlap and partly substitute for each other when the “Black Horror” is represented as a French attack on the German woman, the German people and the white race in a call for the cohesion of all Germans and whites. The following main part of this monograph explores their meanings and interconnections on the basis of a wide range of materials.

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

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