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The politics of culture in Soviet-occupied Germany, 1945-1949

Author: David Pike
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the political, ideological, and cultural policies pursued by the German Communist or Socialist Unity party, acting upon the instructions of Stalin and his military administration, in Soviet-occupied Germany from 1945 through 1949. During these years, the Communists, in close collaboration with leading officers or diplomats of the Soviet occupation regime, developed a constricting system of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Pike
ISBN: 0804720932 9780804720939
OCLC Number: 26720053
Description: xii, 691 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Doctrinal Adjustments and Cultural Corollaries (1945-1946). 1. Sovietization or Democracy? 2. Organization and Bureaucracy. 3. Seizing the Initiative. 4. Theory and Practice. 5. The Origins of Socialist Realism --
Pt. 2. Two Camps (1947). 6. Ideological Offensives. 7. SED and Intelligentsia. 8. Censorship and Controversy --
Pt. 3. Ideological Reversion and Cultural Conformity (1948). 9. Nationalist Deviations. 10. Cultural Coordination. 11. According to Plan --
Pt. 4. Stalin and the Fate of the Nation (1949). 12. Theories of Dictatorship. 13. Privileges and Perquisites. 14. Norms and Forms --
Translations and Abbreviations.
Responsibility: David Pike.
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