Migration, Memory, and Diversity

Germany from 1945 to the Present

Author: Cornelia Wilhelm

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785333283

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 1489

Within Germany, policies and cultural attitudes toward migrants have been profoundly shaped by the difficult legacies of the Second World War and its aftermath. This wide-ranging volume explores the complex history of migration and diversity in Germany from 1945 to today, showing how conceptions of "otherness" developed while memories of the Nazi era were still fresh, and identifying the continuities and transformations they exhibited through the Cold War and reunification. It provides invaluable context for understanding contemporary Germany's unique role within regional politics at a time when an unprecedented influx of immigrants and refugees present the European community with a significant challenge.

Museums, Migration and Cultural Diversity

Swedish Museums in Tune with the Times?

Author: Christina Johansson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3706553457

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

View: 9721

Historically, an important role of museums has been to contribute to national homogenization. The book specifically deals with how the Swedish museum sector of culture and history addresses new demands from a society that is profoundly characterized by migration and cultural diversity. Besides the museums' representations of migration and cultural diversity, the book also examines how changes in the museum sector relate to general policy developments in the fields of culture, integration and minorities. The book also discusses whether and how museums are open for dialogue and collaboration with migrants and ethnic minorities and the kinds of problems museums encounter in their efforts to be more inclusive. Introduction Overview of the Research Field Theoretical Points of Views Limitations, Sources, and Methods Swedish Migration History and Migration Politics Swedish Museums' Work with Migration and Cultural Diversity over Time Museums' Current Approaches to Migration and Cultural Diversity The Museum of Work – A Modern Museum Promoting Equality Malmö Museums – Is This Traditional Museum in Tune with the Times? Conclusions

History, Memory and Migration

Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation

Author: Irial Glynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010231

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 8663

By conversing with the main bodies of relevant literature from Migration Studies and Memory Studies, this overview highlights how analysing memories can contribute to a better understanding of the complexities of migrant incorporation. The chapters consider international case studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Museums and Migration

History, Memory and Politics

Author: Laurence Gourievidis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317684893

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 8033

Recent decades have seen migration history and issues increasingly featured in museums. Museums and Migration explores the ways in which museum spaces - local, regional, national - have engaged with the history of migration, including internal migration, emigration and immigration. It presents the latest innovative research from academics and museum practitioners and offers a comparative perspective on a global scale bringing to light geo- and socio-political specificities. It includes an extensive range of international contributions from Europe, Asia, South America as well as settler societies such as Canada and Australia. Museums and Migration charts and enlarges the developing body of research which concentrates on the analysis of the representation of migration in relation to the changing character of museums within society, examining their civic role and their function as key public arenas within civil society. It also aims to inform debates focusing on the way museums interact with processes of political and societal changes, and examining their agency and relationship to identity construction, community involvement, policy positions and discourses, but also ethics and moralities.

History, Memory and Migration

Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation

Author: J. Olaf Kleist,Irial Glynn

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230293387

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 6482

As the growing diversity of societies is recognised as both an asset and a challenge, academia has been forced to re-evaluate some of its basic assumptions about migrant incorporation and social memories. However, scholars have rarely combined Migration Studies and Memory Studies to consider how perceptions of the past affect the incorporation of immigrants in their host societies. The authors in this volume merge the extensive knowledge and relevant findings produced in both fields. They demonstrate, through a series of empirical studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, how various actors have referenced diverse conceptions of their local, regional and national pasts to include and exclude immigrants from receiving societies. By focusing on how the presentation of a certain past relates to the immigration present, the book aims to examine the relationship between the politics of memory and the incorporation of immigrants.

Memory and Migration

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies

Author: Julia Creet,Andreas Kitzmann

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144262048X

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 453

Memory plays an integral part in how individuals and societies construct their identity. While memory is usually considered in the context of a stable, unchanging environment, this collection of essays explores the effects of immigration, forced expulsions, exile, banishment, and war on individual and collective memory. The ways in which memory affects cultural representation and historical understanding across generations is examined through case studies and theoretical approaches that underscore its mutability. Memory and Migration is a truly interdisciplinary book featuring the work of leading scholars from a variety of fields across the globe. The essays are collaborative, successfully responding to the central theme and expanding upon the findings of individual authors. A groundbreaking contribution to an emerging field of study, Memory and Migration provides valuable insight into the connections between memory, place, and displacement.

Migration and Diversity in Asian Contexts

Author: Ah Eng Lai,Francis Leo Collins,Brenda S. A. Yeoh

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9814380474

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 9008

This volume makes an important and unique contribution to scholarly understandings of migration and diversity through its focus on Asian contexts. Current scholarship and literature on processes of migration and the consequences of diversity is heavily concentrated on Western contexts and their concerns with "multiculturalism," "integration," "rights and responsibilities," "social cohesion," "social inclusion," and "cosmopolitanism." In contrast, there has been relatively little attention given to migration and growing diversity in Asian contexts which are constituted by highly distinct and varied histories, cultures, geographies, and political economies. This book fills this significant gap in the literature on migration studies with a concentrated focus on communities, cities and countries in the Asian region that are experiencing increased levels of population mobility and subsequent diversity. Not only does it offer analyses of the policies and processes of migration, it also addresses the outcomes and implications of migration and diversity - these include a focus on multiculturalism and citizenship in the Asian region, the emerging complex forms of governance in response to increased diversity, discussions of different settlement experiences, and the practices of everyday life and encounters in increasingly diverse locales.

Handbuch Staat und Migration in Deutschland seit dem 17. Jahrhundert

Author: Jochen Oltmer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110396637

Category: History

Page: 1070

View: 2107

States configure and shape migration processes, channel migratory movements, and categorize migrants. This handbook surveys the genesis of the relationship between state and migration in Germany and examines the changes in ideological and political principles, government-established rules, and administrative decision-making processes that have affected emigration and immigration.

Diversity and Local Contexts

Urban Space, Borders, and Migration

Author: Jerome Krase,Zdeněk Uherek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319539523

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 8248

In this book, an international team of urban anthropologists, sociologists, and ethnographers argue that politics, intergroup relations, and development in cities cannot be understood without reference to the local contexts that endow each city with specific characteristics. They also show how local urban economic, social, and cultural lives are influenced by powerful external forces. In these 'glocal' regards, the authors demonstrate how city images, borders, and social processes such as migration, tourism, and local development must be seen in broader contexts. The contributors examine them through the lenses of foreign investment, migration, and history. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach and employs a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Contributors’ multidisciplinary expertise and insights about spaces and places are applied to nine unique cities across three continents.

Der Selbstmord Europas

Immigration, Identität, Islam

Author: Douglas Murray

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960921802

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 2669

Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.


eine Aufklärungsschrift

Author: Zafer Şenocak

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, German

Page: 190

View: 6747

Der Lebens- und Erfahrungsbericht des 1962 in Istanbul geborenen, seit 1970 in Deutschland lebenden Dichters und Essayisten Senocak versteht sich als Beitrag zur sog. Integrationsdebatte und als Liebeserklärung an das Deutschsein gleichermassen.

The Economics of Immigration and Social Diversity

Author: Solomon W. Polachek

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0762312750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 467

View: 6993

This volume is a collection of papers dedicated to the memory of the late Tikva Lecker. Professor Lecker's many interests included topics in labor economics, women and the economy, the economics of Judaism, the economics of migration and every aspect of the economic experience of immigrants and their descendants. Each chapter in this volume honors the memory of Professor Lecker by presenting research on a topic in which she was especially interested. *The Research in Labor Economics series was started in 1977 *Each volume consists of a collection of refereed research papers written by top economists *Recent volumes have hosted papers from D. Acemoglu, J.D. Angrist, D. Card, H. Farber, A. Kreuger, E. Lazear, G. Field, and J. Mincer, among others

International Handbook of Migration, Minorities and Education

Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Processes of Learning

Author: Zvi Bekerman,Thomas Geisen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400714663

Category: Education

Page: 753

View: 8287

Migrants and minorities are always at risk of being caught in essentialized cultural definitions and being denied the right to express their cultural preferences because they are perceived as threats to social cohesion. Migrants and minorities respond to these difficulties in multiple ways — as active agents in the pedagogical, political, social, and scientific processes that position them in this or that cultural sphere. On the one hand, they reject ascribed cultural attributes while striving towards integration in a variety of social spheres, e.g. school and workplace, in order to achieve social mobility. On the other hand, they articulate demands for cultural self-determination. This discursive duality is met with suspicion by the majority culture. For societies with high levels of migration or with substantial minority cultures, questions related to the meaning of cultural heterogeneity and the social and cultural limits of learning and communication (e.g. migration education or critical multiculturalism) are very important. It is precisely here where the chances for new beginnings and new trials become of great importance for educational theorizing, which urgently needs to find answers to current questions about individual freedom, community/cultural affiliations, and social and democratic cohesion. Answers to these questions must account for both ‘political’ and ‘learning’ perspectives at the macro, mezzo, and micro contextual levels. The contributions of this edited volume enhance the knowledge in the field of migrant/minority education, with a special emphasis on the meaning of culture and social learning for educational processes.

Die Juden in Franken

Author: Michael Brenner,Daniela F. Eisenstein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486715283

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 3518

Franken war eine bedeutende Wiege jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur in Süddeutschland. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Territorien des Heiligen Römischen Reichs Deutscher Nation wurden Juden nie dauerhaft aus ganz Franken vertrieben und lebten so seit dem Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts kontinuierlich in diesem Gebiet. Heute blicken wir auf eine fast tausendjährige jüdische Geschichte zurück, in der sich vielfältige und bedeutende kulturelle Traditionen entwickelten, mit großen Gelehrten, eigenen religiösen Riten, fränkisch-jüdischen Dialekten, besonderen kulinarischen Gebräuchen, erstaunlich vielen Synagogenbauten und über hundert jüdischen Friedhöfen. Mit Beiträgen von Monika Berthold-Hilpert, Yaakov Borut, Michael Brenner, Christoph Daxelmüller, Daniela F. Eisenstein, Johannes Heil, Steven Lowenstein, Aubrey Pomerance, Edith Raim, Barbara Rösch, Alexander Schmidt, Ittai J. Tamari, Jim G. Tobias, Cornelia Wilhelm, Carsten Wilke

Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe

Peoples, Places and Identities

Author: Christopher Whitehead,Susannah Eckersley,Katherine Lloyd,Rhiannon Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317092686

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 8914

The imperatives surrounding museum representations of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. The political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, changes in population flows, migration patterns and demographic movement now underscore both cultural and political practice, be it in the accommodation of ’diversity’ in cultural and social policy, scholarly explorations of hybridity or in state immigration controls. This book investigates the historical and contemporary relationships between museums, places and identities. It brings together contributions from international scholars, academics, practitioners from museums and public institutions, policymakers, and representatives of associations and migrant communities to explore all these issues.

Deutsche Juden in Amerika

bürgerliches Selbstbewusstsein und jüdische Identität in den Orden B'nai B'rith und Treue Schwestern, 1843-1914

Author: Cornelia Wilhelm

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515085502

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 9255

The history of German Jews in America has until now mainly been studied as an area of modern history. This volume now analyzes the influence that German Jews exerted in the development of an "American Judaism" with a marked bourgeois identity, which began with the first German-Jewish mass immigration to the United States in 1830. German text.

Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica

Author: Amos Megged

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521112273

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 825

Before the Spanish Conquest and well into the eighteenth century, Mesoamerican peoples believed that "time" and "space" were contained in earthly and heavenly receptacles that were visualized metaphorically. This circumscribed space contained the abodes of the dead. There, deities and ancestral spirits could be revived and the living could communicate with them. In Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged uncovers the missing links in Mesoamerican peoples' quest for their collective past. Analyzing ancient repositories of knowledge, as well as social and religious practices, he uncovers the unique procedures and formulas by which social memory was communicated and how it operated in Mesoamerica prior to the Spanish conquest. He also explores how cherished and revived practices evolved, how they were adapted to changing circumstances, and how they helped various ethnic groups cope with the tribulations of colonization and Christianization. Megged's volume also suggests how social and cultural historians, ethnohistorians, and anthropologists can rethink indigenous representations of the past while taking into account the deep transformations in Mexican society during the colonial era.