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Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Jeff Bowersox


Raising Germans in the Age of Empire is a cultural history of the German colonial imagination around the turn of the twentieth century. Looking beyond the colonialist movement, it focuses on young Germans who grew up during this era and the various commercial and educational media through which they daily encountered a globalizing world.Chapters on toys, school instruction, popular literature, and the Boy Scouts (or Pfadfinder) reveal how Germans, through mass consumer culture and mass education, built a definitive association between colonial hierarchies and Germany’s place in th ... More

Keywords: germany, cultural history, colonialism, imperialism, childhood, consumer culture, popular culture, education, reform, nationalism, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641093
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Bowersox, author
Assistant Professor of Modern European History, University of Southern Mississippi