Tag Archives: discrimination

Multicultural Germany Course: Summary of the First Two Weeks

To summarize the first two weeks of the seminar “Multicultural Germany” (fall 2015) it is best to start off with the participants: One third of the class is exchange students, mostly from Germany. Due to this the class can benefit … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Project Updates (Home Page) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Film Review: “Born in Absurdistan”

As part of the Multicultural Germany undergraduate seminar at UC Berkeley, students reviewed recent German films relating in various ways to topics of migration, multiculturalism, and contemporary German identity. Tanja Mehlo reviewed the 1999 film “Geboren in Absurdistan” (Born in Absurdistan):  … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Project Updates (Home Page) | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Wut (Rage)

Der Teenager Felix Laub (Robert Höller) stammt aus wohlhabendem Hause und hat zum türkischstämmigen Can (Oktay Özdemir) ein zwiespältiges Verhältnis: Obwohl Felix von Can und seiner Gang drangsaliert wird, kauft er ihm gelegentlich eine Portion Marihana ab. Eines Tages geht … Continue reading

Posted in Filmography | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Book Review: “Bekannte Fremde: Geschichten aus dem interkulturellen Alltag”

As part of their work for the Multicultural Germany undergraduate seminar at UC Berkeley, students in the course have reviewed recent German books relating in various ways to topics of migration, multiculturalism, and contemporary German identity. Teddy Lee reviewed Klaus Geiger’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Project Updates (Home Page) | Tagged , , , , , |

Bekannte Fremde: Geschichten aus dem interkulturellen Alltag

Book Review by UC Berkeley undergraduate Teddy Lee:  Das Buch von Klaus F. Geiger, Bekannte Fremde: Geschichten aus dem interkulturellen Alltag gibt einen Überblick über die kulturellen unterschiede zwischen den Deutschen und den Türken. Alle Formen von Diskriminierungen gegen lebenden … Continue reading

Posted in Bibliography | Tagged , , , , , , |

Multicultural Germany Class: Week 6, Religion

This post is part of a series in which students reflect on their discussions in the UC Berkeley undergraduate seminar “Multicultural Germany.” This week’s summary is by Victoria Brinkerhoff: This week’s Multicultural Germany class readings and discussions delved into religious … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Project Updates (Home Page) | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Ohne Fleiss kein Reis: Wie ich ein guter Deutscher wurde

Review in Deutschlandfunk 12 June 2012 Wladimir Kaminer’s Blog Review 23 April 2013 Book Review by UC Berkeley undergraduate Tanja Mehlo:  Ohne Fleiß kein Reis was written in 2012 by Martin Hyun. In this collection of stories taken from his … Continue reading

Posted in Bibliography | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Ali au pays des mirages (Ali in Wonderland )

Arab life in Paris is seen from the perspective of this Algerian director (Ahmed Rachidi) as he explores issues relating to the French drive to deport Arab workers, and the workers views as to whether or not they would want … Continue reading

Posted in Filmography | Tagged , , , , , , |

Halal Burgers: Discrimination Against Non-Muslims?

French mayor René Vandierendonck protested against his local Quick outlet by filing charges against the fast food chain, claiming that its decision to replace its bacon burgers with halal burgers is prejudicial religious catering that discriminates against non-Muslim customers. Though he … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , |

Workplace bullying trial begins

It is interesting to note that there are quite a few recent articles about discrimination in Germany, particularly if the victim is a member of a demographic minority in Germany. However in my opinion, it does not say that due … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , |

Alles wird gut (Everything’s Gonna Be Great)

With actors Kati Stüdemann and Chantal De Freitas Nabou, an Afro-German slacker, desperatly wants to win back her club kid ex-girlfriend Katja. Nabou becomes a housekeeper for Katja’s neighbor, Kim, who is a workaholic that is striving to become a … Continue reading

Posted in Filmography | Tagged , , , , , |

Geboren in Absurdistan (Born in Absurdistan)

With actors Julia Stemberger; Karl Markovics, Meltem Cumbul, Ahmet Ugurlu, Josef Hader; available on DVD Summary: In the hospital the new-born babies of an Austrian couple and a Turkish family of immigrant workers are mixed up and go home with … Continue reading

Posted in Filmography | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

233 Grad Celsius. Mit Blixa Bargeld und Kain Karwahn

Posted in Bibliography | Tagged , , , , , , , , |