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The People's Game : Football, State and Society in East Germany

By: McDougall, Alan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (378 p.).ISBN: 9781316008980.Subject(s): Soccer -- Germany (East) -- History | Soccer -- Political aspects -- Germany (East) | Soccer -- Social aspects -- Germany (East) | Soccer fans -- Germany (East) | Soccer teams -- Germany (East) -- History | Sports and stateGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The People's Game : Football, State and Society in East GermanyDDC classification: 796.324/6409431 | 796.3246409431 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Titlepage; Copyright information; Table ofcontents; List ofIllustrations; A football map of the GDR; List ofabbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1Introduction; Past and present in East German football; Revising a history of failure?; GDR football in historiographical context; German football before 1945: a brief history; Football in East Germany before 1945; How football was (dis-)organised in the GDR; Sources, structures, and arguments; 2 Football reconstructed; Football at 'zerohour'; Early football competitions; Football of the new type?; Planitz versus the plan
Sealing footballs divisionBetween the lines: reflections on football in the SBZ; Part I Players; Made in East Germany: football as Leistungssport; 3 Footballers lives; Gilded elite? Playing football under communism; Heroes like us: footballers in profile; Footballers and politics; Paid to play: money and GDR football; Life at the top: Hans-Jürgen Kreische and Axel Tyll; 4 The national team; Beautiful losers; Learning to win? GDR football between East and West; Us against us? The 'Sparwassergoal'; Decline in the individualist age? The national team in the 1980s
Unqualified failure? Conclusions on the Auswahl5 Club football at home and away; Thinking local, acting local; Delegating power: transfers and local politics; A case study in Resistenz: Chemie Leipzig; East Germany and a Europe of football; Not for export? GDR clubs in European competition; Bitter cup: encounters with West Germany; Three stripes good, two stripes better?; 6 Football and the Stasi; 'Death to thetraitor'; Football'styranny of intimacy; Footballers and the West in the 1950s; Footballers and Republikflucht after 1961; The Weber and Müller cases
The uncoupling of football and the StasiPart II Fans; Watching football under socialism; 7 Spectatorship in the Ulbricht era; Football and the Stalinist aesthetic; (Re-)location: defending local interests in the 1950s; Unsocialist spectatorship: fans behaving badly; Armchair fans: the rise of mediated spectatorship; 8 Fan culture in the Honecker era; Another side of East German youth; Around the wall: encounters with football in the West; 'Dear comrades':football petitions; 'Three cheers for our champions'96Fan mail to Dynamo Dresden; The state and football subculture: fan clubs
9 The 'wild East':hooliganism in the GDRFighting socialism: fan disorder behind the Iron Curtain; The state and 'real existing'hooliganism; The hooligan in profile; Hooliganism and the state of socialism; 10 'Crooked champions':the BFC problem; 'Together it works':a football conspiracy theory; BFC in the lean years; 'The damned right to watch honest sport':25petitions on BFC; State responses to the BFC controversy; BFC and (the decline of) the GDR; Part III The peoples game; 'King football':the game as Massensport; 11 Football and everyday life; The view from the pitch
Serious fun: the steelworkers'championship
Summary: From star players to rioting fans, The People's Game examines how football shaped the history of communist East Germany.
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Cover; Half-title; Titlepage; Copyright information; Table ofcontents; List ofIllustrations; A football map of the GDR; List ofabbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1Introduction; Past and present in East German football; Revising a history of failure?; GDR football in historiographical context; German football before 1945: a brief history; Football in East Germany before 1945; How football was (dis-)organised in the GDR; Sources, structures, and arguments; 2 Football reconstructed; Football at 'zerohour'; Early football competitions; Football of the new type?; Planitz versus the plan

Sealing footballs divisionBetween the lines: reflections on football in the SBZ; Part I Players; Made in East Germany: football as Leistungssport; 3 Footballers lives; Gilded elite? Playing football under communism; Heroes like us: footballers in profile; Footballers and politics; Paid to play: money and GDR football; Life at the top: Hans-Jürgen Kreische and Axel Tyll; 4 The national team; Beautiful losers; Learning to win? GDR football between East and West; Us against us? The 'Sparwassergoal'; Decline in the individualist age? The national team in the 1980s

Unqualified failure? Conclusions on the Auswahl5 Club football at home and away; Thinking local, acting local; Delegating power: transfers and local politics; A case study in Resistenz: Chemie Leipzig; East Germany and a Europe of football; Not for export? GDR clubs in European competition; Bitter cup: encounters with West Germany; Three stripes good, two stripes better?; 6 Football and the Stasi; 'Death to thetraitor'; Football'styranny of intimacy; Footballers and the West in the 1950s; Footballers and Republikflucht after 1961; The Weber and Müller cases

The uncoupling of football and the StasiPart II Fans; Watching football under socialism; 7 Spectatorship in the Ulbricht era; Football and the Stalinist aesthetic; (Re-)location: defending local interests in the 1950s; Unsocialist spectatorship: fans behaving badly; Armchair fans: the rise of mediated spectatorship; 8 Fan culture in the Honecker era; Another side of East German youth; Around the wall: encounters with football in the West; 'Dear comrades':football petitions; 'Three cheers for our champions'96Fan mail to Dynamo Dresden; The state and football subculture: fan clubs

9 The 'wild East':hooliganism in the GDRFighting socialism: fan disorder behind the Iron Curtain; The state and 'real existing'hooliganism; The hooligan in profile; Hooliganism and the state of socialism; 10 'Crooked champions':the BFC problem; 'Together it works':a football conspiracy theory; BFC in the lean years; 'The damned right to watch honest sport':25petitions on BFC; State responses to the BFC controversy; BFC and (the decline of) the GDR; Part III The peoples game; 'King football':the game as Massensport; 11 Football and everyday life; The view from the pitch

Serious fun: the steelworkers'championship

From star players to rioting fans, The People's Game examines how football shaped the history of communist East Germany.

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