After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in by Rita Chin,Heide Fehrenbach,Geoff Eley,Atina Grossmann

By Rita Chin,Heide Fehrenbach,Geoff Eley,Atina Grossmann

"After the Nazi Racial State bargains a accomplished, persuasive, and impressive argument in want of creating 'race' a extra significant analytical class for the writing of post-1945 historical past. this can be a really vital venture, and the amount certainly has the capability to reshape the sector of post-1945 German history."

---Frank Biess, college of California, San Diego

What occurred to "race," race pondering, and racial differences in Germany, and Europe extra largely, after the death of the Nazi racial country? This ebook investigates the afterlife of "race" due to the fact 1945 and demanding situations the long-dominant assumption between historians that it disappeared from public discourse and policy-making with the defeat of the 3rd Reich and its genocidal eu empire. Drawing on case reports of Afro-Germans, Jews, and Turks---arguably the 3 most vital minority groups in postwar Germany---the authors aspect continuities and alter around the 1945 divide and supply the beginnings of a historical past of race and racialization after Hitler. a last bankruptcy strikes past the German context to think about the postwar engagement with "race" in France, Britain, Sweden, and the Netherlands, the place waves of postwar, postcolonial, and exertions migration bothered nativist notions of nationwide and eu identity.

After the Nazi Racial State poses interpretative questions for the ancient figuring out of postwar societies and democratic transformation, either in Germany and all through Europe. It elucidates key analytical different types, historicizes present discourse, and demonstrates how modern debates approximately immigration and integration---and approximately simply how a lot "difference" a democracy can accommodate---are implicated in an extended historical past of "race." This booklet explores why the concept that of "race" turned taboo as a device for figuring out German society after 1945. so much crucially, it indicates the social and epistemic results of this decided retreat from "race" for Germany and Europe as a whole.

Rita Chin is affiliate Professor of background on the college of Michigan.

Heide Fehrenbach is Presidential learn Professor at Northern Illinois University.

Geoff Eley is Karl Pohrt exceptional collage Professor of up to date historical past on the college of Michigan.

Atina Grossmann is Professor of historical past at Cooper Union.

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