English in Berlin - Exclusions in a Cosmopolitan Society
|Author||Moshtari Hilal; Sinthujan Varatharajah|
In Kreuzberg cafés or Neukölln vintage shops, cosmopolitan Berlin speaks English as a matter of course. But who speaks English in Berlin and who is excluded from it? And weren’t groups stigmatized by the German media as parallel societies just a short while ago who converse in a language other than German? In their conversation, which is available in German and in English translation in this volume, Sinthujan Varatharajah, political geographer, and Moshtari Hilal, artist, explore these questions. They uncover the underlying double standards and capital interests of the German majority society, create references to gentrification and asylum policy, and search for forms of equitable cultural work.
|120 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 12 cm, pb, German/English|