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Narratives in the Making : Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present (Hardcover) (Anselma

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Despite the three decades that have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the historical narrative of East Germany is hardly fixed in public memory, as German society continues to grapple with the legacies of the Cold War. This fascinating ethnography looks at two very different types of local institutions in one eastern German state that take divergent approaches to those legacies: while publicly funded organizations reliably cast the GDR as a dictatorship, a main regional newspaper offers a more ambivalent perspective colored by the experiences and concerns of its readers. As author Anselma Gallinat shows, such memory work-initially undertaken after fundamental regime change-inevitably shapes citizenship and democracy in the present.

Number of Pages: 264
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Historiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Anselma Gallinat
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2016
TCIN: 51737667
UPC: 9781785333026
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-2277
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