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Two Cultures of Rights
The Quest for Inclusion and Participation in Modern America and Germany

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Manfred Berg, Martin H. Geyer, Roger Daniels, Hasia R. Diner, Karl A. Schleunes, Christian Joppke, Eileen Boris, Michael L. Hughes, Hugh Davis Graham, Margaret S. Dalton, Ann Taylor Allen, Michael Dreyer
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030564

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  • This collection addresses key issues in the historical struggle for civil rights, political rights and social rights in the United States and Germany from the late nineteenth century to the present. Using a cross-national comparative approach, this book presents national case studies that explore the similarities and differences of conceptualizing rights on both sides of the Atlantic. This book analyses the struggle for these rights by individuals and groups and how this struggle became an essential feature not only in political discourse but also in social and political practice and culture in both Germany and the United States. More specifically, the book examines the different ways rights have been denied due to race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Considerable attention is given to the impact of Nazism and the struggle for social rights during and after World War II.

    • Addresses key issues concerning the demand and struggle for civil rights, political rights and social rights in the United States and Germany
    • Combines national case studies with comparative analyses of national histories
    • Examines the different ways rights have been denied due to race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation
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    '… a fine collection of chapters that remain true to the topic.' Nations and Nationalism

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030564
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.458kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction Manfred Berg and Martin H. Geyer
    Part I. Race, Immigration and Rights:
    1. Asian Americans: rights denied and attained Roger Daniels
    2. Individual right and collective interests: the NAACP and the American voting rights discourse Manfred Berg
    3. Securing rights by action, securing rights by default: American Jews in historical perspective Hasia R. Diner
    4. From civil rights to civic death dismantling rights in Nazi Germany Karl A. Schleunes
    5. The rights of aliens in Germany and the United States Christian Joppke
    Part II. Civil and Social Rights:
    6. 'The right to work is the right to live!': fair employment and the quest for social citizenship Eileen Boris
    7. Social rights and citizenship during World War II Martin H. Geyer
    8. Just desserts: virtue, agency and property in mid-twentieth-century Germany Michael L. Hughes
    9. The political culture of rights: postwar Germany and the United States in comparative perspective Hugh Davis Graham
    10. The emerging right to information Margaret S. Dalton
    Part III. Gender, Sex and Rights:
    11. Feminist movements in the United States and Germany: a comparative perspective, 1848–1933 Ann Taylor Allen
    12. Minorities, civil rights and political culture: gay and lesbian rights in Germany and the United States Michael Dreyer
    Index.

  • Editors

    Manfred Berg, Freie Universität Berlin

    Martin H. Geyer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen

    Contributors

    Manfred Berg, Martin H. Geyer, Roger Daniels, Hasia R. Diner, Karl A. Schleunes, Christian Joppke, Eileen Boris, Michael L. Hughes, Hugh Davis Graham, Margaret S. Dalton, Ann Taylor Allen, Michael Dreyer

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