This number of fifteen essays by way of students from the united kingdom, the united states, Germany, and Scandinavia revisits the query of German identification. not like prior books in this subject, besides the fact that, the point of interest isn't really solely on nationwide id within the aftermath of Hitler. in its place, the focus is upon the plurality of ethnic, sexual, political, geographical, and cultural identities in glossy Germany, and on their frequently fragmentary nature because the kingdom struggles with the demanding situations of unification and overseas advancements akin to globalization, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. The multifaceted nature of German identification calls for quite a few techniques: hence the essays are interdisciplinary, drawing upon historic, sociological, and literary resources. they're equipped near to 3 targeted sections: Berlin, Political Formations, and distinction; but whilst they light up each other around the quantity, supplying a nuanced figuring out of the advanced query of id in modern day Germany. issues contain the hot self-understanding of the Berlin Republic, Berlin as a public show off, the Berlin structure debate, the Walser-Bubis debate, fictions of German historical past and the tip of the GDR, the effect of the German pupil move at the FRG, major Minister Biedenkopf and the parable of Saxon identification, ladies in post-1989 Germany, trains as symbols and the functionality of the overseas in post-1989 fiction, id development between Turks in Germany and Turkish self-representation in post-1989 fiction, the nation of German literature this present day. individuals: Frank Brunssen, Ulrike Zitzlsperger, Janet Stewart, Kathrin Schödel, Karen Leeder, Ingo Cornils, Peter Thompson, Chris Szejnmann, Sabine Lang, Simon Ward, Roswitha Skare, Eva Kolinsky, Margaret Littler, Katharina Gerstenberger, and Stuart Parkes. Stuart Taberner is Lecturer in German, and Frank Finlay is Professor of German and Head of the dept of German, either on the college of Leeds, united kingdom.
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