Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers: Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany [NOOK Book]

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Scholarly, objective, insightful, and analytical, Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers studies the causes of prejudice against Jews, foreign workers, refugees, and emigrant Germans in contemporary Germany. Using survey material and quantitative analyses, Legge convincingly challenges the notion that German xenophobia is rooted in economic causes. Instead, he sees a more complex foundation for German prejudice, particularly in a reunified Germany where perceptions of the "other" sometimes vary widely between east and ...

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Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers: Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany

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Overview

Scholarly, objective, insightful, and analytical, Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers studies the causes of prejudice against Jews, foreign workers, refugees, and emigrant Germans in contemporary Germany. Using survey material and quantitative analyses, Legge convincingly challenges the notion that German xenophobia is rooted in economic causes. Instead, he sees a more complex foundation for German prejudice, particularly in a reunified Germany where perceptions of the "other" sometimes vary widely between east and west, a product of a traditional racism rooted in the German past. By clarifying the foundations of xenophobia in a new German state, Legge offers a clear and disturbing picture of a conflicted country and a prejudice that not only affects Jews but also fuels a larger, anti-foreign sentiment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299184032
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Jerome S. Legge Jr. is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Georgia.
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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Preface
Introduction 3
1 The German Economy, "Foreigners," and Jews 14
2 Reunification with East Germany and the Refugee Problem 32
3 The Question of Economic Threat and Anti-Foreign Sentiment: The Early Years of Unification 56
4 More Recent Evidence of Anti-Foreign Sentiment: The 1996 ALLBUS General Social Survey 79
5 An Economic Theory of Antisemitism? Exploring Attitudes in the New German State 114
6 Antisemitism in Germany at the Millennium 131
7 The Economy, Minorities, and the German Future 156
Postscript: The 2002 National Election 171
App. A Coding and Distribution of the Exogenous Variables 177
App. B Codes and Distributions of Predictor Variables 178
App. C Questions and Variable Coding 181
Notes 183
References 189
Index 199
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