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Diversity and Decolonization in German Studies

Editors: Criser, Regine, Malakaj, Ervin (Eds.)

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  • Examines the discipline’s ability to help equip its learners with critical tools to dismantle oppressive forces of our present timeHelps facilitate criticality in the spirit of diversity and decolonialization discoursesCombines German Studies with critical pedagogy aligned with critical race, gender, sexuality, migration, and disability studies
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This book presents an approach to transform German Studies by augmenting its core values with a social justice mission rooted in Cultural Studies. ​German Studies is approaching a pivotal moment. On the one hand, the discipline is shrinking as programs face budget cuts. This enrollment decline is immediately tied to the effects following a debilitating scrutiny the discipline has received as a result of its perceived worth in light of local, regional, and national pressures to articulate the value of the humanities in the language of student professionalization. On the other hand, German Studies struggles to articulate how the study of cultural, social, and political developments in the German-speaking world can serve increasingly heterogeneous student learners. This book addresses this tension through questions of access to German Studies as they relate to student outreach and program advocacy alongside pedagogical models. 


      

About the authors

Regine Criser is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of North Carolina Asheville, USA, where she also serves as the coordinator of the First Year Seminars and the Director of the UNCA Prison Education Program. She is a co-founder of the Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum (DDGC) scholarly collective. Her research focuses on cultural representations of the GDR in contemporary Germany, inclusive pedagogy, and conceptualizations of belonging. 

Ervin Malakaj is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a co-founder of the Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum (DDGC) scholarly collective. He specializes in late-18th- to 21st-century German media and cultural history. His research focuses on 19th-century literary cultures, film history, narrative theory, queer theory, and critical pedagogy.


    

Reviews

‘As Criser and Malakaj convincingly argue, in spite of frequent critical assessments of “the state of German Studies” over the last three decades, very little seems to change. This volume, on the other hand, has the potential to transform the field. Its contributors, by bringing discourses of diversity and decolonization into the center of German Studies, offer radically new ways to think about our curricula, our interactions with students, and our scholarly work.’
— Jennifer Redmann, Professor of German, Franklin & Marshall College, USA

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Diversity and Decolonization in German Studies

    Pages 1-22

    Criser, Regine (et al.)

  • Accounting for Our Settler Colonialism: Toward an Unsettled German Studies in the United States

    Pages 23-40

    Manthripragada, Ashwin (et al.)

  • Habits of Mind, Habits of Heart: Cultivating Humanity Through a Decolonized German Studies Curriculum

    Pages 41-62

    Randall, Amanda

  • Social Justice in the Language Curriculum: Interrogating the Goals and Outcomes of Language Education in College

    Pages 63-81

    Tarnawska Senel, Magda

  • Decolonizing German Studies While Dissecting Race in the American Classroom

    Pages 83-100

    Layne, Priscilla

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity and Decolonization in German Studies
Editors
  • Regine Criser
  • Ervin Malakaj
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34342-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34342-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34341-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 366
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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