×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Turkish Culture in German Society Today
     

Turkish Culture in German Society Today

by David Horrocks (Editor), Eva Kolinsky (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

"... a ground-breaking and well-researched study, a lucid documentation of the impact of Turkish migration to Germany, bringing together materials from a range of disciplines,, including history, sociology, religious studies, and literature. The array of knowledge assembled in this volume is made accessible for the first time to an English speaking audience ...

Overview

"... a ground-breaking and well-researched study, a lucid documentation of the impact of Turkish migration to Germany, bringing together materials from a range of disciplines,, including history, sociology, religious studies, and literature. The array of knowledge assembled in this volume is made accessible for the first time to an English speaking audience ... provides detailed background and varied accounts of historical and socio-political changes in a rapidly changing German society struggling with it its self-perception and frictions arising from the coexistence of Turks and Germans ... provides a well-founded academic analysis of data, trends, and traditions, yet still leaves room for the personal experiences and perspectives of Turks establishing their own identity and political voice in German society ... a great source for graduate German course investigating migrant culture and literature in contemporary German society." German Studies Review

"... offers and should be commended for an informative review of migrant literature in Germany, substantive statistics on the condition of migration to Germany, and a suggestive exchange with a migrant author in person-a rarity in the literature." H-Net Reviews (H-SAE)

"... an instructive introduction into the history of Turkish migration." Journal of Area Studies

For many decades Germany has had a sizeable Turkish minority that lives in an uneasy co-existence with the Germans around them and as such has attracted considerable interest abroad where it tends to be seen as a measure of German tolerance. However, little is known about the actual situation of the Turks. This volume provides valuable information, presented in a most original manner in that it combines literary and cultural studies with social and political analysis. It focuses on the Turkish-born writer Emine Sevgi Özdamar, who writes in German and whose work, especially her highly acclaimed novel Das ist eine Karawanserei, is examined critically and situated in the context of German "migrant literature".

David Horrocks is Lecturer in German at the University of Keele, concentrating on twentieth-century German literature with special emphasis on the reflection in literary works of social issues and historical problems.

Eva Kolinsky is Professor of Modern German Studies at the University of Keele with a special interest in contemporary German society and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571810472
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Series:
Culture and Society in Germany Series , #1
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews