Lauren Stokes: ‘Harlem in Germany’: Race, Migration, and the American Analogy in the Federal Republic

29.11.2022, Vortrag, DHI Washington, online

Sponsors: Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington (GHI Washington)| Pacific Office Berkeley, Center for German and European Studies, Department of German, Department of History

As West Germans discussed “difference” after 1945, they sought out a self-consciously “Western” and liberal way to discuss difference. The talk examines different examples of how US social science on race shaped policies on migration in West Germany, including how invoking “Harlem” as a racialized space shaped urban housing policy for migrants in Germany, and how how a theory of child development borrowed from US social science was used to justify new restrictions on child migration.

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5:00 - 6:00PM (PT)

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