German and European Studies


The series showcases original monographs and collaborative research in German and European Studies, highlighting work in the scholarly fields that compose the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies: German Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, and Sociology. The first books published in the series include monographs and collected volumes, including work undertaken in conjunction with JIGES. With a decided interdisciplinary focus, the series is currently taking up the challenge of rethinking research on Germany during an age of globalization, postcolonialism, and the 'transnational turn.' Recent submissions include work in the histories of gender and sexuality, film studies, transnational and diaspora studies, and environmental history, areas of exciting innovation in German and European Studies.

Initial enquiries about manuscript submission should be directed to:

Richard Ratzlaff
Editor, German and European Studies
University of Toronto Press
10 St. Mary Street, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M4Y 2W8 Canada
rratzlaff@utpress.utoronto.ca

General Editor: Jennifer L. Jenkins, Department of History, University of Toronto


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Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
By Amy Carney

Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS, by Amy Carney, is the first work to significantly assess the role of SS men as husbands and fathers. These families contributed to the transformation of the SS into a racially-elite family community that was poised to serve as the new aristocracy of the Third Reich.

Available Jun 2018
Justice Behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland
Justice Behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland
By Gabriel N. Finder and Alexander V. Prusin

Justice Behind the Iron Curtain is the first work to showcase communist Poland’s judicial confrontation with the legacy of the Nazi occupation and its oppressive regime.

Available May 2018
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
By Jennifer A. Miller

Turkish Guest Workers in Germany tells the post-war story of Turkish "guest workers," whom West German employers recruited to fill their depleted ranks.

Available Feb 2018
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Edited by Helga Mitterbauer and Carrie Smith-Prei

Crossing Central Europe is a pioneering volume that focuses on the complex networks of transcultural interrelations in Central Europe from 1900 to 2000.

Available Dec 2017
In the Childrens Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952
In the Children’s Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952
By Lynne Taylor

Taylor’s exploration and insight into the debates around national identity and the privilege of citizenship challenges our understanding of nationality in the postwar period.

Available Dec 2017
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
By Celia Applegate

In The Necessity of Music, Celia Applegate explores the many ways that Germans thought about and made music from the eighteenth- to twentieth-centuries.

Published Apr 2017
Performance Anxiety: Sport and Work in Germany from the Empire to Nazism
Performance Anxiety: Sport and Work in Germany from the Empire to Nazism
By Michael Hau

Performance Anxiety analyses the efforts of German elites, from 1890 to 1945, to raise the productivity and psychological performance of workers through the promotion of mass sports.

Published Mar 2017
The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' in Retrospect
The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' in Retrospect
Edited by Richard J. Golsan and Sarah M. Misemer

The contributors gathered together by Richard J. Golsan and Sarah M. Misemer in The Trial That Never Ends assess the contested legacy of Hannah Arendt’s famous book and the issues she raised.

Published Mar 2017
The German Forest: Nature, Identity, and the Contestation of a National Symbol, 1871-1914
The German Forest: Nature, Identity, and the Contestation of a National Symbol, 1871-1914
By Jeffrey K. Wilson

Through impressive primary and archival research, Wilson demonstrates that in addition to uniting Germans, the forest as a national symbol could also serve as a vehicle for protest and strife.

Published Jul 2016
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
By Hoi-eun Kim

In Doctors of Empire, Hoi-eun Kim recounts the story of the almost 1,200 Japanese medical students who rushed to German universities to learn cutting-edge knowledge from the world leaders in medicine, and of the dozen German physicians who were invited to Japan to transform the country’s medical institutions and education.

Published Jun 2016