n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Reflexionen über Bedeutungsveränderungen im deutschen Kolonialroman am Beispiel von Paluch / Habecks (2004) : teil 1 : Afrika schreiben




Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance have become challenges for global society. In colonial times, it was all too common to use abusive, discriminatory terminology for people inhabiting the conquered colonies. Although colonial or imperial times have come to an end, these terms are still known and in some cases even used today. Drawing on the two examples of ›‹ and ›‹, this paper investigates the extent to which semantic changes have occurred in the usage of these terms and to what extent these changes are reflected in contemporary novels with a colonial setting. The latter analysis will be undertaken by looking at one such novel.


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