Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany by D. ClarkeRemembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany by D. Clarke

Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany

EditorD. Clarke, U. Wölfel, Ute Wölfel

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

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Memories of and attitudes to the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, within contemporary Germany are characterized by their variety and complexity, whilst the debate over how to remember the GDR tells us a lot about how Germans see themselves and their future. This volume provides a range of international perspectives.
DAVID BATHRICK Professor of German and Jewish Studies, Cornell University, USA. ANDREW BEATTIE Lecturer in German and European Studies, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. ANDREW BICKFORD Associate Professor of Anthropology, George Mason University, Virginia, USA. DAVID CLARKE Senior Lecturer in German, the University...
Title:Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United GermanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pagesPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230275508

ISBN - 13:9780230275508


Table of Contents

Foreword Notes on the Contributors PART I: INTRODUCTION Remembering the German Democratic Republic in a United Germany; D.Clarke & U.Wolfel The Politics of Remembering the GDR: Official and State-Mandated Memory since 1990; A.Beattie PART II: MEMORIALS AND MUSEUMS Representations of the Everyday and the Making of Memory: GDR History in Exhibitions and Museums; A.Ludwig Reinterpreting the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin's Treptower Park after 1990; C.Glore Crimmins 'Transforming Berlin's Memory: Non-State Actors and GDR Memorial Politics Today; J.Wustenberg Reinventing Rosa Luxemburg: Commemorating Rosa Luxemburg in the Berlin Republic; B.Konczol PART III: GENERATIONS Histories and Memories: Verklarung or Erklarung?; M.Fulbrook Generation and Transition: East German Memory Cultures; R.Lehmann PART IV: ORDINARY LIVES Did Communists Have Better Sex? Sex and the Body in German Reunification; J.McLellan From the 'Niche Society' to a Retreat from the World: East German Allotments as the Continuation of a GDR Tradition; A-M.Pailhes 'The Era Has Passed, But It's Nice to Remember': Eastern Identifications with the GDR Past and Unified Germany; C.Hyland Remembering the Uprising of 17 June 1953; R.Millington PART V: ELITE MEMORIES Red Radiation: East German Army Officers in Post-Unification Germany; A.Bickford Autobiography as Participation in the 'Master Narrative': GDR Academics after Unification; C.Lahusen 'The Past Does Not Repeat Itself, But it Rhymes': Autobiographies by Elites from the Confederation of States of America and the German Democratic Republic; S.Zahlmann At Home with the Stasi: Gedenkstatte Hohenschonhausen as Historic House; S.Jones Memories and Fantasies about and by the Stasi; D.Bathrick Between Denigration, Idealization and Historicization: Memories of Nazism and Everyday Antifascism; J.Sayner PART VII: REMEMBERING ANTIFASCISM How Memory is Remembered: The Potsdam Memory Archive 1995-1996; H.Peitsch Notes Bibliography