Remembering and Rethinking the GDR: Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities by A. SaundersRemembering and Rethinking the GDR: Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities by A. Saunders

Remembering and Rethinking the GDR: Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities

byA. SaundersEditorD. Pinfold

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

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Exploring the ways in which the GDR has been remembered since its demise in 1989/90, this volume asks how memory of the former state continues to shape contemporary Germany. Its contributors offer multiple perspectives on the GDR and offer new insights into the complex relationship between past and present.
MARK ALLINSON Senior Lecturer in German History at the University of Bristol, UK SILKE ARNOLD-DE SIMINE Lecturer in German Studies in the Department of European Cultures and Languages, Birkbeck, University of London, UK OWEN EVANS Senior Lecturer in Film and Television in the Media Department at Edge Hill University, UK ANSELMA GALLINA...
Title:Remembering and Rethinking the GDR: Multiple Perspectives and Plural AuthenticitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:253 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.85 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230360572

ISBN - 13:9780230360570


Table of Contents

List of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; D.Pinfold   A.Saunders PART I: THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS The GDR and the Memory Debate; S.Radstone  & S.Arnold-de Simine Selective Memory: Channelling the Past in Post-GDR Society; P.Hogwood PART II: NARRATIVE FRAMEWORKS OF MEMORY Reframing Antifascism: Greta Kuckhoff as Author, Commentator and Critic; J.Sayner Community and Genre: Autobiographical Rememberings of Stasi Oppression; S.Jones Doppelgänger in Post-Wende Literature: Klaus Schlesinger's Trug and beyond; E.Gilson PART III: BEYOND NOSTALGIA 'Ostalgie doesn't fit': Individual Interpretations of and Interaction with Ostalgie; C.Hyland Reflective Nostalgia and Diasporic Memory: Composing East Germany after 1989; E.Kelly Colour and Time in Museums of East German Everyday Life; C.Paver PART IV: PAST MEMORIES FOR PRESENT CONCERNS Memory Matters and Contexts: Remembering for Past, Present and Future; A.Gallinat The Politics of Memory in Berlin's Freiheits- und Einheitsdenkmal; A.Saunders 'We were heroes.' Local Memories of Autumn 1989: Revising the Past; A.Kaiser PART V: MEMORIES IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC Re-Imagining the Niche: Visual Reconstructions of Private Spaces in the GDR; G.Mueller Memories, Secrets and Lies: The Emotional Legacy of the GDR in Christian Schwochow's Novemberkind; O.Evans Life in the Army: Reported, Represented, Remembered; M.Allinson Index