Germany and the Idea of Belonging in Colonialism and Human Rights Activism
Lecture by historian Lora Wildenthal as part of the series “Empire, identities and belonging”
This lecture by historian Lora Wildenthal from Rice University traces themes of belonging, gender, and rights in two arenas of German interaction with the world: colonialism and human rights activism. Debates among Germans in the era of Germany’s colonial empire about how to classify people in terms of “race” rested on ideas of gender. These are briefly compared to racial classification ideas in the French colonial case.