Türkisch-deutscher Kulturkontakt und Kulturtransfer
Kontroversen und Lernprozesse
1. Edition 2011
Türkisch-deutsche Studien -
Much research has been carried out on German-Turkish relations, and much is still ongoing. Yet the different disciplines seldom come together to discuss the impact of their research results on intercultural practice in Germany and Turkey.
This volume seeks to help bridge that gap. It brings together contributions from the fields of linguistics, literary and media studies, sociology, political science and other areas of Turkish-German interaction. Academics from Turkey, Germany and the USA discuss, for example, the EU accession talks, the holy warrier topic in contemporary German literature and the portrayal of Germany in Turkish films, the German-Turkish brain drain, intercultural learning and literary didactics, Turkish schools in Germany, as well as multilingualism and literary translations. In this way, also controversial aspects of Turkish-German relations come under scrutiny, for neither an emphasis on allegedly insurmountable conflicts, nor the suppression of conflicts for the sake of harmony are conducive to an improvement of Turkish-German relations.