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Minority Discourses in Germany since 1990

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Volume 23

Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association

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Minority Discourses in Germany since 1990

Edited by Ela Gezen, Priscilla Layne and Jonathan Skolnik

332 pages, 8 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-427-2 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (April 2022)

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While German Reunification promised a new historical beginning, it also stirred discussions about contemporary Germany’s Nazi past and ideas of citizenship and belonging in a changing Europe. While there was migration to Germany from people of color as well as from Jews and ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union suggested that there was economic and cultural attraction to a changing society, fear was also stoked from waves of murderous attacks on new migrants and Turkish Germans who had resided in Germany for more than a generation. Minority Discourses in Germany Since 1990 explores the intersections and divergences between Black German, Turkish German and German Jewish experience. Informed by comparative approaches, the volume investigates social and aesthetic interventions into contemporary German public and political discourses on memory, racism, citizenship, immigration, and history.

Ela Gezen is Associate Professor of German at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Priscilla Layne is Assistant Professor of German and Adjunct Assistant Professor of African and African American Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jonathan Skolnik is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present Refugee and Migration Studies
Area: Germany


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