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Identity and Intolerance : Nationalism, Racism, and Xenophobia in Germany and the United States - Norbert Finzsch

Identity and Intolerance

Nationalism, Racism, and Xenophobia in Germany and the United States

By: Norbert Finzsch (Editor), Dietmar Schirmer (Editor)

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Published: 13th August 1998
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In a world of increasingly heterogeneous societies, matters of identity politics and the links between collective identities and national, racial, or ethnic intolerance have assumed dramatic significance. Identity and Intolerance attempts to show how German and American societies have historically confronted and currently confront matters of national, racial, and ethnic inclusion and exclusion. The comparative perspective sheds light on the specific links among the cultural construction of nationhood and otherness, the political modes of integration and exclusion, and the social conditions of tolerance and intolerance.

'... it is a thought-provoking, accessible and well-written exercise.' Joseph M. Bradley, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Introduction
Concepts of National Identity and the Symbolic Construction of Nations
National identity and the conditions of tolerance
The historical invention and modern reinvention of two national identities
Segmented politics: xenophobia, citizenship, and political loyalty in Germany
The discoursive construction of national stereotypes: collective imagination and racist concepts in Germany before World War I
Integration and fragmentation discourses: demanding and supplying 'identity' in diverse societies
The Social and Cultural Practice of Racism
Race, class, and Southern racial violence
Racism and Empire: a perspective on a new era of American history
Police, African Americans, and Irish immigrants in the nation's capital
The politics of boycotting: experiences in Germany and the United States since 1880
Jews and the German language
Race, Gender, Body, Biology
Ambiguous roles: the racial factor in American womanhood
Citizenship embodied: racialized gender and the construction of nationhood in the United States
Body matters: race, gender, and perceptions of physical ability from Goethe to Weininger
A horse breeder's perspective: scientific racism in Germany, 1870-1933
The thin line between eugenics and preventive medicine
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ISBN: 9780521591584
ISBN-10: 0521591589
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 13th August 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.85