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69 Etienne Balibar IS THERE SUCH A THING AS EUROPEAN RACISM? Translated by Chris Turner Note from the editors: The following article was first delivered at the congress Fremd ist der Fremde nur in der Fremde in Frankfurt am Main (11th–13th December 1992), organised by Friedrich Balke, Rebekka Habermas, Patrizia Nanz, Peter Sillem and Fischer Verlag.1 It sheds light on a topic that is – despite its references to political and social developments of the 90s – neither bound to this historical angle, nor obsolete in the topic it addresses. Furthermore, the

Perspective Matters: Racism and Resistance in the Everyday Lives of Youths of Color in Germany Lili Rebstock Everyday Racism and Racial Microaggressions Racism has changed its forms over the past decades. As a result, racism today very often occurs in subtle, hidden, or even unintended forms – which may sometimes be ‘invisible’ to both black and white people. Studying these alternate forms of racism, pedagogue and psychologist Chester Pierce developed the concept of microaggressions in the 1970s. Pierce stresses the subtle character and danger of

On Racism without Race: The Need to Diversify Germanistik and the German Academy Priscilla Layne While the majority of this volume poses a critique of the lack of diversity in American Studies in Germany, this essay is concerned with what the field of German Studies in Germany would gain from more diversity. As an African American working in the field of German Studies, who has spent several years living in Germany and has experienced German academia as both a student and a professor, I have seen first-hand the lack of diversity in German higher

Post-Racism, Colorblind Individualism & Political Correctness: Contemporary Modes of Materialization in American Studies and German Academia Courtney Moffett-Bateau and Sebastian Weier This paper engages with two moments of American and Americanist political discourse in order to theorize post-racism as a period of racial materialization and racial discrimination specific to our contemporary epoch. Post-racial sit- uations facilitate readings of American events in U.S. histories that negate the existence and effects of more traditional (i

Race and Racism in Translation: “Who Can Speak?” in German Renderings of Literary African American English Annika Rosbach Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Or, Life among the Lowly was a huge success not only in North America but, amongst other countries, also in Germany (cf. Paul 2005: 127-186). This can be largely attributed to German- language translations that started to appear in 1852, the same year Stowe’s novel was first published as a monograph in English. Since then, the German National Library has recorded over 150 translations of

182 | Kien Nghi Ha Liberal Racism? The German Construction of Race and Turkish Ethnicity in a Television Talk Show 1with Feridun Zaimoglu Kien Nghi Ha Unlike stereotypical mass media reports and most social scientific works about right-wing extremism in Germany, this analysis does not focus on vio- lent racist attacks on refugees and immigrants by right-wing skinheads in East Germany. Instead, this article concentrates on the construction of cul- tural difference in everyday German popular culture as a structural process of defining societal inclusion and

Who Can Speak and Who Is Heard/Hurt? Facing Problems of Race, Racism, and Ethnic Diversity in the Humanities in Germany: A Survey of the Issues at Stake Mahmoud Arghavan, Nicole Hirschfelder, and Katharina Motyl Building on Gayatri C. Spivak’s seminal essay “Can the Subaltern Speak?” (Spivak 1989), in which she argues that even if those occupying the subject position of the subaltern can speak, they will not be heard due to the Euro- centrism underlying power relations, this edited collection offers a forum for analysis of who can speak in the


Felix Lösing A ‘Crisis of Whiteness’ in the ʻHeart of Darkness’ Cultures of Society | Volume 45 Felix Lösing (Dr. phil.), born 1983, teaches at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. The sociologist studied at the Hamburg University for Economics and Political Science and the University of Essex, Colchester. He did his doctorate at the Uni- versity of Hamburg. His research focuses on history and theory of racism and co- lonialism. Felix Lösing A ‘Crisis of Whiteness’ in the ‘Heart of Darkness’ Racism and the Congo Reform Movement The author received doctoral

suffering but a far-reaching calamity of racist relations?How could this Congolese crisis shake the representational, political and social foundations of ‘white’ and European supremacy? What role did racism play in the ideology, strategy and suc- cess of this allegedly ‘altruistic’ and ‘noble’ human rights movement? In addition, and against the backdrop of the theoretical challenges of sociological racism studies, this study asks what the role of racism in the Congo reform movement reveals about the parameters and characteristics of racism at this specific historical