Ethnicity in German society

Karen Schönwälder

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It is nowadays widely acknowledged that Germany’s population has in large parts been shaped by individual or familial migration experiences. It is far less clear, however, to what extent and in what ways German society will be changed through the impact of ethnicity. The project investigates how the relevance and development of ethnic identifications, loyalties and social formations in German society could be monitored. An analytical grid has been developed. Further, common indicators and the availability of empirical evidence for Germany in existing or regularly conducted surveys were investigated. Analyses of existing data are continuing.

The project is conducted in co-operation with Dr. Helen Baykara-Krumme (TU Chemnitz) and the Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI) and part of the “Report on Germany’s Socio-Economic Development”.

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