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Reconfiguring German Identities
Edited by Konrad H. Jarausch and Volker Grasnow
Translations from the German by Alison Brown and Belinda Cooper
320 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-57181-040-3 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (September 1997)
ISBN 978-1-57181-041-0 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (September 1997)
"What emerges from this collection is a picture of a complex society that was neither fully modern nor fully totalitarian ... The dense book provides and illuminating discussion of the difficulties inherent in characterizing the GDR and, in so doing, points the reader in directions that might prove more fruitful." · German Studies Review
The unification of Germany is the most important change in Central Europe in the last four decades. Understanding this rapid and unforeseen development has raised old fears as well as inspired new hopes. In order to make sense out of the bewildering process and to help both expert and lay readers understand the changes and consequences, an American historian and a German social scientist put together this collection of central texts on German unification, the first of its kind. An invaluable reference tool.
Konrad Jarausch is Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His many publications include The Rush to German Unity (1994) and Students, Society, and Politics in Imperial Germany (1982).
Volker Gransow teaches in the Department of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. One of his more recent publications is The Autistic Walkman (1985).
Series: Volume 2, Modern German Studies
Subject: Postwar History
LC: DD290.29 .A36 1997
BISAC: HIS014000 HISTORY/Europe/Germany; HIS037070 HISTORY/Modern/20th Century; POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/General
BIC: HBJD European history; HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
Introduction: Reshaping German Identities: Reflections on the Post-Unification Debate
Konrad H. Jarausch
Chapter 1. The Presence of the Past: Culture, Opinion, and Identity in Germany
Konrad H. Jarausch, Hinrich C. Seeba, and David P. Conradt
Chapter 2. Natives, Strangers, and Foreigners: Constituting Germans by Constructing Others
Jeffrey Peck, Mitchell Ash, and Christiane Lemke
Chapter 3. East and West German Identities: United and Divided?
Helga A. Welsh, Andreas Pickel, and Dorothy Rosenberg
Chapter 4. Women, Men and Unification: Gender Politics and the Abortion Struggle Since 1989
Joyce Mushaben, Geoffrey Giles, and Sara Lennox
Chapter 5. Germany and Europe: Finding an International Role
Volker Berghahn, Gregory Flynn, and Paul Michael Lützeler
Postscript: Creative Chaos: Concluding Thoughts on Interdisciplinary Cooperation
List of Contributors
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