Atlas of a Tropical Germany

Atlas of a Tropical Germany

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qGermany long ago became part of us German Turks, q Zafer Senocak observes. qAre we also a part of Germany?q 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 qethnic cleansingq 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 qtropical Germany.qEssays on Politics and Culture, 1990-1998 Zafer ?enocak Leslie A. Adelson. ones. At other ... When I was eight, I went with my family to Germany. ... The Turks in Germany were completely different from those Turks in my social circle in Turkey.

Title:Atlas of a Tropical Germany
Author:Zafer ?enocak
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2000


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