Who Can Speak and Who Is Heard/Hurt?

Facing Problems of Race, Racism, and Ethnic Diversity in the Humanities in Germany

Ethnic diversity, 'race', and racism have been subject to discussion in American studies departments at German universities for many years. It appears that especially in the past few decades, ethnic minorities and 'new immigrants' have increasingly become objects of scholarly inquiry. Such research questions focus on the U.S. and other traditionally multicultural societies that have emerged out of historical situations shaped by (settler) colonialism, slavery and/or large-scale immigration. Paradoxically, these studies have overwhelmingly been conducted by white scholars born in Germany and holding German citizenship. Scholars with actual experience of racial discrimination have remained largely unheard.

Departing from a critique of practices employed by the German branch of the American studies, the volume offers (self-)reflective approaches by scholars from different fields in the German humanities. It thereby seeks to provide a solid basis for thorough and candid discussions of the mechanisms behind and the implications of racialized power relations in the German humanities and German society at large.

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2019-04-27, ca. 300 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4103-5

This product will be released at 27 April 2019

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Book title
Who Can Speak and Who Is Heard/Hurt? Facing Problems of Race, Racism, and Ethnic Diversity in the Humanities in Germany
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 300
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4103-5
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSL PDR DSB
BISAC-Code
SOC031000 SCI075000 LIT004020
THEMA-Code
JBSL1 PDR DSB
Release date
2019-04-27
Edition
1
Topics
Rassismus, Wissenschaft
Readership
American Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Ethnic Studies
Keywords/Tags
German Academia, American Studies In Germany, Race, Racism, Whiteness, Diversity, Equality, Nationalism, Populism, Pedagogy, Science, Sociology of Science, American Studies, Cultural Studies

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