Mackenthun, Gesa

Gesa Mackenthun is professor of American Studies at Rostock University, Germany. Her books include Metaphors of Dispossession. American Beginnings and the Translation of Empire (1997), Fictions of the Black Atlantic (2004), and the co-edited volumes Decolonizing ‘Prehistory’. Deep Time and Indigenous Knowledges in North America (with Christen Mucher, 2021), Sea Changes. Historicizing the Ocean (with Bernhard Klein, 2004), Entangled Knowledge. Scientific Discourses and Cultural Difference (with Klaus Hock, 2012), and DEcolonial Heritage: Natures, Cultures and the Asymmetries of Memory (with Aníbal Arregui, 2017). Her current research deals with representations of the transatlantic history of enclosures, evictions, and ecocide.

Embattled Excavations


Embattled Excavations

Colonial and Transcultural Constructions of the American Deep Past

2021,  240  Seiten,  broschiert,  34,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-4386-0

DEcolonial Heritage


DEcolonial Heritage

Natures, Cultures, and the Asymmetries of Memory

2018,  278  Seiten,  paperback,  34,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3790-6

Travel, Agency, and the Circulation of Knowledge


Travel, Agency, and the Circulation of Knowledge

2017,  316  Seiten,  paperback,  34,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3567-4

Fugitive Knowledge


Fugitive Knowledge

The Loss and Preservation of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones

2015,  232  Seiten,  paperback,  34,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3281-9

Agents of Transculturation


Agents of Transculturation

Border-Crossers, Mediators, Go-Betweens

2013,  1. Auflage, 316  Seiten,  paperback,  with numerous illustrations,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3002-0

Entangled Knowledge


Entangled Knowledge

Scientific Discourses and Cultural Difference

2012,  310  Seiten,  paperback,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2729-7

Embodiments of Cultural Encounters


Embodiments of Cultural Encounters

2011,  1. Auflage, 272  Seiten,  broschiert,  mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abbildungen,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2548-4

Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone


Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Slavery and Its Discourses

2010,  1. Auflage, 296  Seiten,  broschiert,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2375-6

The Fuzzy Logic of Encounter


The Fuzzy Logic of Encounter

New Perspectives on Cultural Contact

2009,  1. Auflage, 232  Seiten,  paperback,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2124-0