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German history from the margins

Gregor, Neil, Roemer, Nils and Roseman, Mark (eds.) (2006) German history from the margins, Bloomington, US, Indiana University Press, 304pp.

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Abstract

German History from the Margins offers new ways of thinking about ethnic and religious minorities and other outsiders in modern German history. Many established paradigms of German history are challenged by the contributors' new and often provocative findings, including evidence of the striking cosmopolitanism of Germany's 19th-century eastern border communities; German Jewry's sophisticated appropriation of the discourse of tribe and race; the unexpected absence of antisemitism in Weimar's campaign against smut; the Nazi embrace of purportedly "Jewish" sexual behavior; and post-war West Germany's struggles with ethnic and racial minorities despite its avowed liberalism. Germany's minorities have always been active partners in defining what it is to be German, and even after 1945, despite the legacy of the Nazis' murderous destructiveness, German society continues to be characterized by ethnic and cultural diversity.

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Published date: 22 May 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 39211
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39211
ISBN: 0253347432
PURE UUID: b3eb220f-a103-4c75-8c7e-4525e4cbbbd4

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Date deposited: 22 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:37

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Editor: Neil Gregor
Editor: Nils Roemer
Editor: Mark Roseman

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