Germans or Foreigners? Attitudes Toward Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany
Edited by R. Alba, State University of New York at Albany; P. Schmidt, Justus Liebig University, Gießen; and M. Wasmer, Center for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA), Mannheim
Reviewed by Claudia Diehl, German Federal Institute for Population Studies
Claudia Diehl, Academic Counsellor at the German Federal Institute for Population Studies, reviews Germans or Foreigners? Attitudes toward Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany. The book is about Germans’ attitudes towards ethnic minorities, particularly negative attitudes of prejudice, ethnocentrism, anti-Semitism, etc. The data used is from the ALLBUS, a cross-sectional general social survey conducted biannually in Germany. This book also includes descriptions of how ethnic minorities perceive relations between the themselves and the “non-foreign” German. This makes the work more extensive than previous pieces written on the subject.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2006.00025_1.x.