Jews, Turks, And Other Strangers: Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany by Jerome S. LeggeJews, Turks, And Other Strangers: Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany by Jerome S. Legge

Jews, Turks, And Other Strangers: Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany

byJerome S. Legge

Hardcover | September 23, 2003

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Scholarly, objective, insightful, and analytical, Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers studies the causes of prejudice against Jews, foreign workers, refugees, and emigrant Germans in contemporary Germany. Using survey material and quantitative analyses, Legge convincingly challenges the notion that German xenophobia is rooted in economic causes. Instead, he sees a more complex foundation for German prejudice, particularly in a reunified Germany where perceptions of the "other" sometimes vary widely between east and west, a product of a traditional racism rooted in the German past. By clarifying the foundations of xenophobia in a new German state, Legge offers a clear and disturbing picture of a conflicted country and a prejudice that not only affects Jews but also fuels a larger, anti-foreign sentiment.

Jerome S. Legge Jr. is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Georgia.
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Title:Jews, Turks, And Other Strangers: Roots of Prejudice in Modern GermanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:September 23, 2003Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299184005

ISBN - 13:9780299184001

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"A well-written analysis of anti-Semitism and xenophobia in contemporary Germany, presenting findings that challenge prevalent stereotypes."—Chaim I. Waxman, Rutgers University