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

Synopsis

"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".

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Leslie A. Adelson
  • Zafer Şenocak
  • Bülent Tulay
  • Judith Orban
  • Martin Chalmers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lincoln, NE
Publication year:
  • 2000