Being German Canadian

Being German Canadian

by Alexander Freund (Editor)
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Being German Canadian explores how multi-generational families and groups have interacted and shaped each other?s integration and adaptation in Canadian society, focusing on the experiences, histories, and memories of German immigrants and their descendants.As one of Canada?s largest ethnic groups, German Canadians allow for a variety of longitudinal and multi-generational studies that explore how different generations have negotiated and transmitted diverse individual experiences, collective memories, and national narratives. Drawing on recent research in memory and migration studies, this volume studies how twentieth-century violence shaped the integration of immigrants and their descendants. More broadly, the collection seeks to document the state of the field in German-Canadian history. Being German Canadian brings together senior and junior scholars from History and related disciplines to investigate the relationship between, and significance of, the concepts of generation and memory for the study of immigration and ethnic history. It aims to move immigration historiography towards exploring the often fraught relationship among different immigrant generations?whether generation is defined according to age cohort or era of arrival.

Publication date
April 30, 2021
Publisher
Collection
Page count
288
ISBN
9780887555954
Paper ISBN
9780887558474
File size
5 MB