Germany's Linguistic ‘Others’ and the Racism Taboo

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  • 1 Universität Hamburg liesa.ruehlmann@uni-hamburg.de
  • 2 Universität Hamburg sarah.mcmonagle@uni-hamburg.de
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Abstract

This article highlights issues of Othering and linguicism and identifies the challenges of undoing taboos of race and racism in popular and academic discourses in Germany. We discuss the prospect of introducing critical race theory to expose these issues that we see as especially urgent, as Germany remains host to very large numbers of international migrants. A monolingual and monocultural idea of Germany does not befit this country of immigration in the twenty-first century.

Contributor Notes

Liesa Rühlmann, Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaft, Universität Hamburg. E-mail: liesa.ruehlmann@uni-hamburg.de

Sarah McMonagle, Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaft, Universität Hamburg. E-mail: Sarah.McMonagle@uni-hamburg.de

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

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