Germany in Transit: Nation and Migration, 1955-2005 / Edition 1

Germany in Transit: Nation and Migration, 1955-2005 / Edition 1

by Deniz Gokturk
     
 


"Germany in Transit is a much-needed sourcebook that vividly represents the crucial debates about the integration of 'foreigners' in Germany. Written for all levels of readers, from school teachers and college students to general readers."—Werner Sollors, author of Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture

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"Germany in Transit is a much-needed sourcebook that vividly represents the crucial debates about the integration of 'foreigners' in Germany. Written for all levels of readers, from school teachers and college students to general readers."—Werner Sollors, author of Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture

"This book is first-rate: historically accurate, thickly textured, and methodologically cutting-edge. Even experts in migration studies and German studies will be inspired by the astonishing range of materials gathered in this important yet readily accessible book."—Leslie A. Adelson, author of The Turkish Turn in Contemporary German Literature: Toward a New Critical Grammar of Migration

"A path-breaking book about postwar Germany on its way to Europe and the modern world. Precisely researched and creatively organized, this is indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to take part in the conversation about cultural diversity. It is perhaps telling that no such book has yet been published in Germany; the perspective from abroad opens new horizons."—Zafer [enocak, author of Atlas of a Tropical Germany: Essays on Politics and Culture, 1990-1998

"This striking assembly of texts tells the real story of postwar normalization. For the German lands have always bid welcome and, after the monochrome years of the Third Reich and its immediate aftermath, once again host a multiplicity of ethnics, cultures, and religions. Read and see for yourself what contemporary Germany is all about."—Michael Geyer, author of The Power of Intellectuals in Contemporary Germany

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520248946
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/03/2007
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
613
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Documents....................vii
List of Illustrations....................xv
Preface....................xvii
List of Abbreviations....................xxi
INTRODUCTION: A GERMAN DREAM?....................1
1 WORKING GUESTS: GASTARBEITER AND GREEN CARD HOLDERS....................21
2 OUR SOCIALIST FRIENDS: FOREIGNERS IN EAST GERMANY....................65
3 IS THE BOAT FULL? XENOPHOBIA, RACISM, AND VIOLENCE....................105
4 WHAT IS A GERMAN? LEGISLATING NATIONAL IDENTITY....................149
5 RELIGION AND DIASPORA: MUSLIMS, JEWS, AND CHRISTIANS....................193
6 PROMOTING DIVERSITY: INSTITUTIONS OF MULTICULTURALISM....................241
7 AN IMMIGRATION COUNTRY? THE LIMITS OF CULTURE....................285
8 LIVING IN TWO WORLDS? DOMESTIC SPACE, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY....................331
9 WRITING BACK: LITERATURE AND MULTILINGUALISM....................383
10 A TURKISH GERMANY: FILM, MUSIC, AND EVERYDAY LIFE....................425
EPILOGUE: GLOBAL ALREADY?....................469
Chronology....................497
Glossary....................513
Bibliography....................517
Filmography....................543
Internet Resources....................553
List of Credits....................555
Index....................561

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