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Refugees welcome?, difference and diversity in a changing Germany, edited by Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald - hardcover

The arrival in 2015 and 2016 of over one million asylum seekers and refugees in Germany had major social consequences and gave rise to extensive debate about the nature of cultural diversity and collective life. This volume examines the responses and implications of what was widely seen as the most major and contested social change since reunification. It combines in-depth studies based on anthropological fieldwork with analyses of the longer trajectories of migration and social change, and its original analyses have significance not only for Germany but also for the understanding of diversity and difference in a wider sense. --, provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction: making, experiencing and managing difference in a changing Germany -- Part I. Making Germans and non-Germans -- Language as battleground : "speaking" the nation, lingual citizenship and diversity management in postunification Germany / Uli Linke -- Diversity and unity : political and conceptual answers to experiences of differences and diversities in Germany / Friedrich Heckmann -- Jews, Muslims and the ritual male circumcision debate : religious diversity and social inclusion in Germany / Gökce Yurdakul -- Part II. Potential for change -- Islam, vernacular culture and creativity in Stuttgart / Petra Kuppinger -- "Neukölln is where I live; it's now there I'm from" : children of migrants navigating belonging in a rapidly changing urban space in Berlin / Carola Tize and Ria Reis -- The post-migrant paradigm / Naika Foroutan -- Part III. Refugee encounters -- New year's eve, sexual violence and moral panics : ruptures and continuities in Germany's integration regime / Kira Kosnick -- Solidarity with refugees: negotiations of proximity and memory / Serhat Karakayali -- Negotiating cultural difference in Dresden's Pegida movement and Berlin's refugee church / Jan-Jonathan Bock -- Part IV. New initiatives and directions -- Interstitial agents : negotiating migration and diversity in theatre / Jonas Tinius -- Articulating a noncitizen politics : nation-state pity vs. democratic inclusion / Damani J. Partridge -- The refugees-welcome movement : a new form of political action / Werner Schiffauer -- Conclusion: refugee futures and the politics of belonging / Sharon Macdonald -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xi, 345 pages, 23 cm

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