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Germany in Transit: Nation and Migration, 1955-2005 (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

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Publisher Comments:

"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."and#151;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."and#151;Leslie A. Adelson, author of The Turkish Turn in Contemporary German Literature: Toward a New Critical Grammar of Migration

"A path-breaking book about postwar Germany on its way to Europe and the modern world. Precisely researched and creatively organized, this is indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to take part in the conversation about cultural diversity. It is perhaps telling that no such book has yet been published in Germany; the perspective from abroad opens new horizons."and#151;Zafer [enocak, author of Atlas of a Tropical Germany: Essays on Politics and Culture, 1990-1998

"This striking assembly of texts tells the real story of postwar normalization. For the German lands have always bid welcome and, after the monochrome years of the Third Reich and its immediate aftermath, once again host a multiplicity of ethnics, cultures, and religions. Read and see for yourself what contemporary Germany is all about."and#151;Michael Geyer, author of The Power of Intellectuals in Contemporary Germany

Synopsis:

""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"

"A path-breaking book about postwar Germany on its way to Europe and the modern world. Precisely researched and creatively organized, this is indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to take part in the conversation about cultural diversity. It is perhaps telling that no such book has yet been published in Germany; the perspective from abroad opens new horizons."--Zafer Ýenocak, author of "Atlas of a Tropical Germany: Essays on Politics and Culture, 1990-1998"


Synopsis:

Rich in implications for our present era of media change, The Promise of Cinema offers an entirely new vision of early film theory. The volume conceives of "theory" not as a fixed body of canonical texts, but as a dynamic set of reflections on the very idea of cinema and the possibilities and hopes once associated with it. Excavating more than 275 primary texts from the vast archive of early-twentieth-century German writings, this ground-breaking book chronicles the rise of a medium that articulated and transformed the modern experience. The wide-ranging assemblage juxtaposes lesser-known essays by Béla Balázs, Walter Benjamin, and Siegfried Kracauer with interventions and polemics from writers in the realms of aesthetics, education, industry, politics, science, and technology, thus generating an expansive understanding of a burgeoning visual culture that is still with us today. The book also features programmatic texts from the Weimar avant-garde and from popular filmmakers such as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. Nearly all the documents appear in English for the first time; each is annotated and contextualized. The most comprehensive collection of German writing on film available to date, The Promise of Cinema is an essential resource for students and scholars in film and media, cultural and intellectual history, and modernity studies.

Synopsis:

How does migration change a nation? Germany in Transit is the first sourcebook to illuminate the country's transition into a multiethnic societyand#151;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 yearsand#151;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.

About the Author

Deniz Gand#246;ktand#252;rk, Associate Professor of German, is author of Kand#252;nstler, Cowboys, Ingenieure: Kultur- und mediengeschichtliche Studien zu deutschen Amerika-Texten 1912-1920 and coeditor of The German Cinema Book. 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). The editors are all affiliated with the German Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

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Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
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Germany Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
Germany - Ethnic relations - History -
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Film - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism
Series Volume:
40
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 b/w photographs
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Modern Germany
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

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Product details 720 pages University of California Press - English 9780520248946 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , ""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"

"A path-breaking book about postwar Germany on its way to Europe and the modern world. Precisely researched and creatively organized, this is indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to take part in the conversation about cultural diversity. It is perhaps telling that no such book has yet been published in Germany; the perspective from abroad opens new horizons."--Zafer Ýenocak, author of "Atlas of a Tropical Germany: Essays on Politics and Culture, 1990-1998"


"Synopsis" by ,
Rich in implications for our present era of media change, The Promise of Cinema offers an entirely new vision of early film theory. The volume conceives of "theory" not as a fixed body of canonical texts, but as a dynamic set of reflections on the very idea of cinema and the possibilities and hopes once associated with it. Excavating more than 275 primary texts from the vast archive of early-twentieth-century German writings, this ground-breaking book chronicles the rise of a medium that articulated and transformed the modern experience. The wide-ranging assemblage juxtaposes lesser-known essays by Béla Balázs, Walter Benjamin, and Siegfried Kracauer with interventions and polemics from writers in the realms of aesthetics, education, industry, politics, science, and technology, thus generating an expansive understanding of a burgeoning visual culture that is still with us today. The book also features programmatic texts from the Weimar avant-garde and from popular filmmakers such as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. Nearly all the documents appear in English for the first time; each is annotated and contextualized. The most comprehensive collection of German writing on film available to date, The Promise of Cinema is an essential resource for students and scholars in film and media, cultural and intellectual history, and modernity studies.
"Synopsis" by ,
How does migration change a nation? Germany in Transit is the first sourcebook to illuminate the country's transition into a multiethnic societyand#151;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 yearsand#151;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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