Norbert Finzsch & Dietmar Schirmer, eds.

Identity and Intolerance: Nationalism, Racism, and Xenophobia in Germany and the United States

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 1997.

In a world of increasingly heterogeneous societies, matters of identity politics and the links between collective identities and national, racial, or ethnic intolerance have assumed dramatic significance. Identity and Intolerance attempts to show how German and American societies have historically confronted and currently confront matters of national, racial, and ethnic inclusion and exclusion. The comparative perspective sheds light on the specific links among the cultural construction of nationhood and otherness, the political modes of integration and exclusion, and the social conditions of tolerance and intolerance.