The politics of cultural representation : Turkish–German encounters
Burns, Rob. (2007) The politics of cultural representation : Turkish–German encounters. German Politics, 16 (3). pp. 358-378. ISSN 0964-4008Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644000701532718
This article considers the development of Turkish-German cinema, situating it in relation to both the early manifestations of a diasporic literature in Germany and the attempts by filmmakers associated with the New German Cinema to represent the experience of migrants in the Federal Republic. These films were frequently criticised for reducing their protagonists to stereotypes, portraying the migrant as victim and focusing excessively on conflict of an intercultural or intracultural kind. The 1990s saw the emergence of a younger generation of Turkish directors in Germany intent on breaking away from this ‘cinema of the affected’ by not foregrounding the problematisation of alterity. The article concludes by examining the recent work of one of these directors, Thomas Arslan, and assesses its success in representing ‘life in, as well as between, two cultures’.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DD Germany
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > German Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||German Politics|
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis|
|Official Date:||September 2007|
|Page Range:||pp. 358-378|
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