Germans or Foreigners?: Attitudes Toward Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany (Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series)

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Subjects:

  • Ethnic studies,
  • European studies,
  • Public Policy - Social Policy,
  • Judaism - General,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Germany,
  • Marginality, Social,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Religion / Judaism / General,
  • Social conditions,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Minorities

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ContributionsRichard Alba (Editor), Peter Schmidt (Editor), Martina Wasmer (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages308
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Open LibraryOL8400254M
ISBN 101403963789
ISBN 109781403963789

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This book examines contemporary attitudes towards ethnic minorities in Germany. These minorities include some of immigrant origin, such as Italians, Turks, and asylum seekers, and the principal non-immigrant minority, : Palgrave Macmillan US. Germans or Foreigners. Attitudes Toward Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany (Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series) [Alba, R., Schmidt, P., Wasmer, M.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Germans or Foreigners. Attitudes Toward Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany (Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series). Introduction This book examines contemporary attitudes towards ethnic minorities in Germany.

These minorities include some of immigrant origin, such as Italians, Turks, and asylum seekers, and the principal non-immigrant minority, Jews. Attitudes toward Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany. The book is about Germans’ attitudes towards ethnic minorities, particularly negative attitudes of prejudice, ethnocentrism, anti-Semitism, etc.

The data used is from the ALLBUS, a cross-sectional general social survey conducted biannually in Germany. Get this from a library. Germans or foreigners?: attitudes toward ethnic minorities in post-reunification Germany. [Richard D Alba; Peter Schmidt; Martina Wasmer;] -- This book examines contemporary attitudes towards ethnic minorities in Germany.

These minorities include some of immigrant origin, such as Italians, Turks, and asylum seekers, and the principal. Germans or foreigners?: attitudes toward ethnic minorities in post-reunification Germany / ed. by Richard Alba, Peter Schmidt, and Martina Wasmer. - New York, N.Y. [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, - ISBN {{Citation | title=Germans or foreigners?: attitudes towards ethnic minorities in post-reunification Germany / edited by Richard Alba, Peter Schmidt and Martina Wasmer | author1=Alba, Richard D | author2=Schmidt, Peter, | author3=Wasmer, Martina | year= | publisher=Palgrave Macmillan | language=English }}.

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