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The GDR Remembered : Representations of the East German State since 1989

By: Hodgin, Nick.
Contributor(s): Pearce, Caroline.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture, 106: Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2011Description: 1 online resource (312 p.).ISBN: 9781571137715.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The GDR Remembered : Representations of the East German State since 1989DDC classification: 943.1087 LOC classification: DD281.6 | H634 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Frontcover; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Part 1: Remembering the GDR in Literature and Film; 1: From Berlin to Prenzlau: Representations of GDR Theater in Film and Literature; 2: Melancholy and Historical Loss: Postunification Portrayals of GDR Writers and Artists; 3: Literary Portrayals of the GDR by Non-GDR Citizens; 4: Screening the Stasi: The Politics of Representation in Postunification Film; Part 2: Remembering the GDR through Museums and Memorials
5: "The Spirit of an Epoch Is Not Just Reflected in Pictures and Books, but Also in Pots and Frying Pans": GDR Museums and Memories of Everyday Life6: Remapping the Wall: The Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse - From an Unloved Cold War Monument to a New Type of Memorial Site; 7: Commemorating the Berlin Wall; 8: The Evolution of Memorial Sites in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania since 1990; 9: An Unequal Balance? Memorializing Germany's "Double Past" since 1990; Part 3: Ostalgie, Historiography, and Generational Memory
10: Living through the GDR: History, Life Stories, and Generations in East Germany11: Competing Master Narratives: Geschichtspolitik and Identity Discourse in Three German Societies; 12: "Worin noch niemand war": The GDR as Retrospectively Imagined Community; 13: GDR Historiography after the End of the GDR: Debates, Renewals, and the Question of What Remains; NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX; Backcover
Summary: Twenty years after German unification, the consequences of the country''s divided past continue to be debated. The legacy of the German Democratic Republic occupies a major role in popular culture and politics, while many former citizens of the GDR are still trying to work through their experience of the regime and adjust to unification. Competing representations of the East German state have emerged, some underlining its repressive nature, others lamenting the loss of a sense of community. This volume of new essays reflects upon the ways in which the GDR has been remembered in film and literature, museums and memorials, and historiography and politics.
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Frontcover; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Part 1: Remembering the GDR in Literature and Film; 1: From Berlin to Prenzlau: Representations of GDR Theater in Film and Literature; 2: Melancholy and Historical Loss: Postunification Portrayals of GDR Writers and Artists; 3: Literary Portrayals of the GDR by Non-GDR Citizens; 4: Screening the Stasi: The Politics of Representation in Postunification Film; Part 2: Remembering the GDR through Museums and Memorials

5: "The Spirit of an Epoch Is Not Just Reflected in Pictures and Books, but Also in Pots and Frying Pans": GDR Museums and Memories of Everyday Life6: Remapping the Wall: The Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse - From an Unloved Cold War Monument to a New Type of Memorial Site; 7: Commemorating the Berlin Wall; 8: The Evolution of Memorial Sites in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania since 1990; 9: An Unequal Balance? Memorializing Germany's "Double Past" since 1990; Part 3: Ostalgie, Historiography, and Generational Memory

10: Living through the GDR: History, Life Stories, and Generations in East Germany11: Competing Master Narratives: Geschichtspolitik and Identity Discourse in Three German Societies; 12: "Worin noch niemand war": The GDR as Retrospectively Imagined Community; 13: GDR Historiography after the End of the GDR: Debates, Renewals, and the Question of What Remains; NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX; Backcover

Twenty years after German unification, the consequences of the country''s divided past continue to be debated. The legacy of the German Democratic Republic occupies a major role in popular culture and politics, while many former citizens of the GDR are still trying to work through their experience of the regime and adjust to unification. Competing representations of the East German state have emerged, some underlining its repressive nature, others lamenting the loss of a sense of community. This volume of new essays reflects upon the ways in which the GDR has been remembered in film and literature, museums and memorials, and historiography and politics.

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