Immigration Dialectic: Imagining Community, Economy, and Nation

Immigration Dialectic: Imagining Community, Economy, and Nation

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By Harald Bauder
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2011
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336 Pages
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Immigration is an integral part of national identity in settler societies such as Canada. But in countries where identity is defined more in ethnic terms, such as Germany, the presence of immigrants has only recently begun to be acknowledged. Taking these two countries as case studies, Immigration Dialectic explores the impact of immigration on national identity as imagined through media-based discourse.

Harald Bauder argues that while both countries rely on negative depictions of immigrants to construct a positive image of the self, the ways in which Canada and Germany construct national identity in relation to representations of immigrants are significantly different. Bauder introduces a sophisticated framework of Hegelian dialectics for the growing interdisciplinary literature regarding media perspectives on immigration and national identity. Providing close analysis of themes such as belonging, economic impacts, and national security, Immigration Dialectic will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary discussions on immigration.

Harald Bauder is an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Immigrant and Settlement Studies and the Department of Geography at Ryerson University.

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART I: IMMIGRATION AND IDENTITY FORMATION

Chapter 1: Nation-Immigration Dialectic

Chapter 2: Field of the Media

Chapter 3: Immigration Debate in Canada and Germany

PART II: IMMIGRATION DEBATE IN A SETTLER SOCIETY

Chapter 4: Immigration as Danger

Chapter 5: Humanitarian Immigration

Chapter 6: Economic Utility

PART III: IMMIGRATION DEBATE IN AN ETHNIC NATION

Chapter 7: Nation of Wirtschaftswunder?

Chapter 8: From Immigration to Integration

Chapter 9: Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Conclusion

Epilogue: Towards a Critical Immigration Dialectic

Appendix: Research Design

Bibliography

Index