Atlas of a Tropical Germany Essays on Politics and Culture, 1990-1998

ISBN-10: 0803292759

ISBN-13: 9780803292758

Edition: 2000

Authors: Zafer Senocak, Leslie A. Adelson, Leslie A. Adelson

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"Germany long ago became part of us German Turks," Zafer Senocak observes. "Are we also a part of Germany?" Gathered here for the first time in English translation, these essays chart a new orientation for German life, culture, and politics beyond the Cold War and at the dawn of an unprecedented era. The 1990s began with national unification between East and West and closed with a radical liberalization of German citizenship law; many questions about the largest minority in this multicultural Germany have yet to be asked. This decade also reeled with war in the Persian Gulf and "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans. As Germans imagine themselves as westerners interacting with Muslim populations at home and abroad, these essays acquire a critical urgency. Senocak reconfigures the Turkish diaspora and the German nation by mapping a "tropical Germany."
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 145
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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