Critical Essays on Contemporary European Culture and Society examines the challenges involved in immigration to Europe. Contributions from scholars in the fields of Sociology, Political Science, German Studies, English, Philosophy, Religion, Classics, Education, and Romance Studies shed light on the complex issues raised by efforts to integrate mirities into the fabric of European society. The collection's interdisciplinary focus provides a kaleidoscopic view of current European culture and society: some essays concentrate exclusively on the enduring qualities of Judeo-Christian heritage; others point out that the literary can has already been revised to reflect the intellectual and literary contributions of mirity voices; still others question the very concept and merit of multiculturalism. The diverse essays show that a united Europe is by means a harmonious Europe.
The Editor: Ursula E. Beitter is the Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola College in Maryland, and the organizer of the annual New Europe at the Crossroads Conference. She received her Ph.D. in German Studies from New York University and has published on foreign language pedagogy and fairy tales. Dr. Beitter is also the editor of the Loyola College in Maryland book series: Contemporary German Literature and Society.