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Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers: Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany
by Jerome S. Legge
University of Wisconsin Press, 2003
eISBN: 978-0-299-18403-2 | Cloth: 978-0-299-18400-1
Library of Congress Classification DD74.L445 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.80094309049

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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.


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