Notions of Conflict and 'New' Citizens' Inclusion: Post-Cosmopolitan Contestations in Germany

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This chapter argues that there is a gap between symbolic exclusion from the national community when it comes to the inclusion of new German citizens of Turkish or Kurdish background, and a broad claim to be a cosmopolitan society, at large. While focusing on narratives of minority key political activists in Berlin, and analysing individual stories on the background of contemporary populist xenophobic debates and hate crime of the 1990s, the chapter illustrates both, individual success and vulnerability due to institutionalised forms of anti- Muslim and anti-Turks segments in Germany.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCartographies of Differences
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives
EditorsUlrike M Vieten, Gill Valentine
Place of PublicationBern
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Publication series

NameNew Visions of the Cosmopolitan


  • Turkish-Germans
  • Post-cosmopolitanism
  • Citizenship and Belonging
  • Inclusion
  • Anti-Muslim racism
  • Germany
  • Berlin


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