Transformations of the New Germany

Transformations of the New Germany

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This collection demonstrates the persistence of the initial anxieties about a united Germany and its rapid absorption of the German Democratic Republic, and also suggests a potential optimism that, despite much contemporary domestic disenchantment, the new Germany continues to thrive as a European democracy endeavouring to confront its past.
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  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.56mm | 498g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • XVII, 254 p.
  • 1403967954
  • 9781403967954

Table of contents

Forward; R.A.Berman Introduction; R.A.Starkman INTELLECTUALS AND GERMAN HISTORY Intellectuals, the 'Third Way', and German Unification; B.R.Wheeler The Rebirth of Tragedy, History, and German Identity; S.Brockmann Fear and Loathing after 9/11: German Intellectuals and the American-Debate; K.Scherpe 'Are the Towers Still Standing?': The Fall and Rise of the Literary Intellectual; A.Lewis MATERIAL CULTURE EAST AND WEST GDR Music: 'Revolution' to 'Reunification'; P.Simpson Spies, Shell Games, and Bananas: Everyday Symbols and Metaphors in the Process of Cultural Integration of East and West Germany; G.Korff East German Visual Culture: Beyond Ostalgie; M.Blum GERMANY AND ITS MINORITIES Aussiedler and Auslander: Transforming German National Identity; N.Raethzel Immigration and Citizenship in 'Berlin Republic' 1990-2002; H.Kurthen (Re)constructing Community in Berlin: Turks, Jews, and German Responsibility; J.Laurence Perpetual Impossibility?: Normalization of German-Jewish Relations in the Berlin Republic; R.A.Starkman
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About Ruth A. Starkman

RUTH A. STARKMAN teaches political and social philosophy and ethics at the University of San Francisco. She lives in Mill Valley, USA.
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