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Honecker's children : youth and patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979-2002

Author: Anna Saunders
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the shifting identities and state loyalties of young people in East(ern) Germany during 1979-2002, this text provides insight into the functioning of the GDR state, the process of German unification, and the formation of national and regional identities.
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Genre/Form: History
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Saunders, Anna.
Honecker's children.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)989484320
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Saunders
ISBN: 9780719074110 0719074118
OCLC Number: 148904682
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of tables and graphsAcknowledgementsList of abbreviations and termsIntroduction: Honecker's Germany: a world of the past? 1Eastern identity in the wake of the GDR 4Frameworks: defining the GDR in the 1980s 9Growing up under Honecker 14Researching young behaviours 201. The parameters of patriotism 31Nation and state 32Germany: problematic patriotisms 36The GDR's patriotic programme 41Conclusion 572. Young people of the 1980s: a generation of loyal patriots? 66The foundations of identity: historical consciousness 67'Peace must be armed!': protecting the fatherland 76'Educating hatred': young people and the 'imperialist' West 88Proletarian internationalism: the politics of solidarity 101Rooted in the present? Pride in the achievements of the GDR 112Conclusion 1273. October 1989 - October 1990: The rise and fall of a GDR identity 151Reform and renewal: education and youth work during the Wende 155Hope of a reformed socialism: 9 October - 9 November 1989 160From socialism to scepticism: 9 November 1989 - 18 March 1990 164The GDR becomes history: 18 March - 3 October 1990 176Conclusion 1814. Civic loyalties in the wake of unification 189Societal change and education in the absence of the blue shirt 191The double burden of overcoming the past: historical consciousness in united Germany 195Military loyalties in the absence of the enemy 214International allegiances in a new world order 224United yet divided? Social, economic and political trends since the Wende 234Conclusion 2545. Conclusion: Death of the GDR: rebirth of an eastern identity? 278Tables 297Graphs 299Bibliography 297 -- .
Responsibility: Anna Saunders.

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