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Title: The Europeanisation of German Ethnic Identities: the case of German and Turkish students in two Stuttgart secondary schools
Author: FAAS, DANIEL
Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council
Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/faasd
Keywords: Ethnic identity
Europeanisation
Germany
Youth
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Faas, D., ‘The Europeanisation of German Ethnic Identities: the case of German and Turkish students in two Stuttgart secondary schools’ in International Studies in Sociology of Education, 17, 1, (2007), pp 45 - 62
Series/Report no.: International Studies in Sociology of Education
17
1
Abstract: Germany’s national (or ethnic) identity has become thoroughly European and there are even signs of Eurocentrism. This is particularly problematic for the Turkish Muslims who, arguably, are not European. This article explores how fifteen-year-old German and Turkish youth in two Stuttgart secondary schools, one in a predominantly working-class area (Tannberg Hauptschule) and the other in a more middle-class environment (Goethe Gymnasium), negotiate their identities. Drawing on documentary sources, focus groups and semi-structured interviews, the research found that at Tannberg, which at times adopted a Eurocentric approach and where some teachers were getting close to being Islamophobic, young people developed ethno-national identities. In contrast, at Goethe, which promoted European values alongside rather than instead of multicultural values, young people employed national-European hybrid identities. This article raises important questions about the role of education in the development of identities, and how to address notions of cultural insensitivity and inequality.
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/09620210701433738
http://hdl.handle.net/2262/22319
ISSN: 1747-5066
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