Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.
"Alba, Schmidt and Wasmer have assembled an impressive group of
well-informed authors whose contributions provide much-needed insight
and clarification about the situation in which ethnic minorities find
themselves in post-reunification Germany. Combining statistical evidence
with in-depth qualitative analysis, this volume is an excellent example
of how scholarship can be relevant and readable at the same time. This
book is essential reading for academics and students interested in
contemporary Germany and its minorities."
- Stefan Wolff, University of Bath
In this carefully researched and balanced analysis, Richard Alba and his German colleagues present powerful evidence concerning so many of the key issues in the debate about Germany's current attitudes towards diversity. Various chapters provide insight and analysis of
ethnocentrism, civil rights, anti-semitism, authoritarianism, the Far Right, and the legacy of regional divisions. This is a fascinating and authoritative study for anyone wishing to understand the complexity of contemporary Germany and the ethnic dynamics of the new Europe. - John Stone, Boston University
Focussing on immigration demographics and the social and psychological determinants of mass-level German xenophobia, this edited volume gives English-speaking readers unparalleled access to the work of Germany's top scholars of ethnic attitudes. Especially path-breaking are the authors' application of "symbolic racism" theory in the German context and their findings that current German anti-Semitism is linked to anti-Muslim sentiment and that Germany's proportion of immigrants is higher than even the United States'. This book is mandatory reading for all students of contemporary German public opinion, immigration politics, and ethnic relations.
- Joel S. Fetzer
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University, and author, Public Attitudes toward Immigration in the United States, France, and Germany
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