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

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

by Deniz Gokturk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520248937

ISBN-13: 9780520248939

Pub. Date: 04/03/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

How does migration change a nation? Germany in Transit is the first sourcebook to illuminate the country's transition into a multiethnic society—from the arrival of the first guest workers in the mid-1950s to the most recent reforms in immigration and citizenship law. The book charts the highly contentious debates about migrant labor, human rights,

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How does migration change a nation? Germany in Transit is the first sourcebook to illuminate the country's transition into a multiethnic society—from the arrival of the first guest workers in the mid-1950s to the most recent reforms in immigration and citizenship law. The book charts the highly contentious debates about migrant labor, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization that have unfolded in Germany over the past fifty years—debates that resonate far beyond national borders.

This cultural history in documents offers a rich archive for the comparative study of modern Germany against the backdrop of European integration, transnational migration, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Divided into eleven thematic chapters, Germany in Transit includes 200 original texts in English translation, as well as a historical introduction, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and filmography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520248939
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 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Documents
List of Illustrations
Preface
List of Abbreviations

Introduction: A German Dream?

1. Working Guests: Gastarbeiter and Green Card Holders
2. Our Socialist Friends: Foreigners in East Germany
3. Is the Boat Full? Xenophobia, Racism, and Violence
4. What Is a German? Legislating National Identity
5. Religion and Diaspora: Muslims, Jews, and Christians
6. Promoting Diversity:
Institutions of Multiculturalism
7. An Immigration Country? The Limits of Culture
8. Living in Two Worlds? Domestic Space, Family, and Community
9. Writing Back: Literature and Multilingualism
10. A Turkish Germany: Film, Music, and Everyday Life

Epilogue: Global Already?
Chronology
Glossary
Bibliography
Filmography

Internet Resources
List of Credits

Index

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