German Media and National Identity

by Sanna Inthorn

Table of Contents

Illustrations


Foreword


Preface


Acknowledgments


Abbreviations


Introduction


Chapter 1: Germany and the European Union: The Most European of Europeans?

European Identity and the Media

Good and Bad Europeans

Legitimizing European Integration: The Memory of the Past

The Taboos of European Politics

Conclusion


Chapter 2: German Citizenship: From Ethnic To Civic Nation?

The Civic Nation: The Realisation of Democracy

The Civic Nation: Escaping the National Past

Escaping the Past but Protecting the Ethnic Nation

The Other: “Naturally” Threatening the Self

Immigration: Threat or Benefit to the National Self?

Economic Reasons for Immigration

Conclusion


Chapter 3: "German Virtues" and "Bad Nationalism": Football Reporting and National Identity

The Tournament of Nations

German Virtues

Hooligans Trouble the Nation

Good and Bad Nationalism

Conclusion


Chapter 4: The Ethno-Cultural Nation in the Kitchen: Food and National Identity

Food Cultures Between the Local and the Global

The Other Within the Territory of the Self

Dull Sauce and Feelings of “Home”

Women and Culinary Tradition

The Region: A Bulwark Against Social Change

Conclusion


Chapter 5: Conclusion


Notes


References


Index


 

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