Whiteness Made in Germany

  • Ewelina Pepiak Justus Liebig Universität


The book’s all-encompassing (and title) question, how Germans came to be white, is far from being a mere provocation. Quite the contrary, it delves into the historical process of conceiving of Germans as white, from the period that precedes German national self-consciousness to the present moment. Reflecting on racism’s trajectories via the changing role of skin color in scientific and popular discourses and representations allows Wulf D. Hund to deconstruct German whiteness in relatively few pages. The author strives to underscore the importance of visual codes for white supremacist oppression in analyses ranging from classical European art and colonial-era iconography to film and commodity culture.

How to Cite
Pepiak, Ewelina. 2019. “Whiteness Made in Germany”. KULT_online, no. 59 (July). https://doi.org/10.22029/ko.2019.295.