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Racism Postcolonialism Europe$
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Graham Huggan and Ian Law

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312199

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315626

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The ‘sick man’ beyond Europe: the orientalization of Turkey and Turkish immigrants in European Union accession discourses in Germany

The ‘sick man’ beyond Europe: the orientalization of Turkey and Turkish immigrants in European Union accession discourses in Germany

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Racism Postcolonialism Europe
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Christoph Ramm

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846312199.003.0007

This chapter examines the orientalisation of Turkey and Turkish immigrants in light of recent European Union (EU) accession debates in Germany, and looks at some of the historical background behind recent European, more specifically German, anxieties about the viability of Turkey as an EU partner. These anxieties have been fuelled by various media-driven ‘sick man’ metaphors and civilisationist discourse about the place of a populous ‘Muslim state’ in ‘Christian Europe’. Much of this rhetoric focuses on Turkey as a ‘non-European’ place in terms of history, geography, or culture. In Germany, the recent debates on EU accession have also raised national-populist concerns about failed multiculturalism and the dangers presented by parallel societies.

Keywords:   Turkey, orientalisation, immigrants, European Union, EU accession, Germany, sick man, multiculturalism, Christian Europe

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