Date of Submission

Spring 2017

Academic Programs and Concentrations

German Studies; Human Rights

Project Advisor 1

Thomas Keenan

Project Advisor 2

Thomas Wild

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This project aims to examine how refugees in Germany are conceptualized by the government and the larger population as ‘guests’, and are seen as beneficiaries of German hospitality. Using Jacques Derrida’s Of Hospitality and Mireille Rosello’s Postcolonial Hospitality as a theoretical framework, and guided by interviews conducted by myself with young male refugees living in Berlin, this project deconstruct the selective hospitality offered by Germany and demonstrate how refugees are conceived as impermanent in German society, and are forced to adhere to set notions of guesthood.

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