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First published: July 1, 2023 - Last updated: July 1, 2023


Author: Sascha Gerhards

Title: Patriarchy, Male Violence, and Disadvantaged Women

Subtitle: Representations of Muslims in the Crime Television Series Tatort

In: German #MeToo: Rape Cultures and Resistance, 1770-2020

Edited by: Elisabeth Krimmer and Patricia Anne Simpson

Place: Rochester, NY

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

Year: 2022 (Publiehed online: October 8, 2022)

Pages: 321-345

Series: Women and Gender in German Studies 10

ISBN-13: 9781640141353 (hardcover) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781800106062 (EPUB) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781800106055 (PDF) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | European History: German History | Types: Rape / Incestual Rape; Representations: Films / Tatort


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Lecture: Gerhards, Sascha. »Muslim Women, Patriarchy, and Male Violence in the Tatort Crime Television Series.« Forty-Third Conference of the German Studies Association. San Diego 2019. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

Summary: »On December 30, 2007, an estimated thirty thousand Alevi Muslims protested in Berlin against the Tatort (Crime Scene) episode "Wem Ehre gebuhrt" (To Whom Honor Is Due). The protestors argued that the episode, which revolved around a father raping and impregnating his youngest daughter and killing his older daughter because she planned to report the rape to the authorities, misrepresented Alevi Islam. Roughly ten years later, after the 2015/16 New Year's Eve celebrations in Cologne, when hundreds of women were sexually assaulted and several raped, news media were quick to report that most offenders were identified as Muslim immigrants. These incidents frame a problematic perception of Muslim life in Germany, bolstered by a tendency in the media to exploit isolated negative incidents, such as abuse, rape, and honor killings, when reporting on Islam. This depiction of Muslim life has had an impact on German anti-immigration politics: it contributed to the success of right-wing movements like PEGIDA (Patriotische Europaer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes; Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) and the rise of the political party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD; Alternative for Germany). In this chapter, I investigate the interrelationships between the representation of Muslim gender stereotypes in the media-specifically, in the popular Tatort series-and the criminalization of Islam in German society more generally. The instrumentalization of gender constructs and violence against women in the service of xenophobic discourses situates this investigation at the nexus of Muslim identity and the emergence of the #Metoo movement in the Federal Republic.« (Source: Cambridge Core)

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