The Turkish Turn In Contemporary German Literature

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This study turbans a refreshingly curious eye to complex cultural relations and literary novelties wrought by Turkish migration to Germany. At interpretive and historic crossroads involving dialogue and storytelling, genocide and taboo, and capital and labor in the 1990s, The Turkish Turn illuminates far-reaching imaginative effects that literatures of migration can engender. In critical conversation with Arjun Appadurai, Seyla Benhabib, Homi Bhabha, Rey Chow, Andreas Huyssen, Dominick LaCapra, Doris Sommer, and ...

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Overview

This study turbans a refreshingly curious eye to complex cultural relations and literary novelties wrought by Turkish migration to Germany. At interpretive and historic crossroads involving dialogue and storytelling, genocide and taboo, and capital and labor in the 1990s, The Turkish Turn illuminates far-reaching imaginative effects that literatures of migration can engender. In critical conversation with Arjun Appadurai, Seyla Benhabib, Homi Bhabha, Rey Chow, Andreas Huyssen, Dominick LaCapra, Doris Sommer, and many others, Adelson probes history and aesthetics as surprisingly twinned indices of national and global transformation at the millennial turban.

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"In this imaginative and original study, devoted to the literature of
Turkish migrants in post-1989 Germany, Leslie Adelson shows how sociological as well as cultural generalizations about "the Turks" and
"the Turkish migrants" are caught in narratives exacerbating otherness.
She pleads for moving beyond the trope of migrant literature "caught between two worlds" to examine the "touching tales" of intertwinement,
affection and affiliation voiced in this new Turkish literature."—Seyla Benhabib, Yale University
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Meet the Author

Leslie A. Adelson is Professor and Chair of German Studies at Cornell University.

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Table of Contents

Towards a New Critical Grammar of Migration
• Dialogue and Storytelling
• Genocide and Taboo
• Capital and Labor
• Postscript
• Notes
• Works Cited
• Index

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