Germany in Transit (häftad)
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illustrated ed
University of California Press
Göktürk, Deniz (ed.), Gramling, David (ed.), Kaes, Anton (ed.)
13 phot
13 b-w photographs
228 x 152 x 36 mm
840 g
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Germany in Transit (häftad)

Germany in Transit

Nation and Migration, 1955-2005

Häftad Engelska, 2007-03-01
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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.
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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"

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Deniz Gokturk, Associate Professor of German, is author of Kunstler, Cowboys, Ingenieure: Kultur- und mediengeschichtliche Studien zu deutschen Amerika-Texten 1912-1920. David Gramling is completing his doctoral thesis on German Turkish literature and the spatial imaginary. Anton Kaes, Chancellor Professor of German and Film Studies, is author of From Hitler to Heimat: The Return of History as Film, M, and coeditor of The Weimar Republic Sourcebook (UC Press).


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