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Author Johnson, Molly Wilkinson.

Title Training socialist citizens : sports and the state in East Germany / by Molly Wilkinson Johnson
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
Series Studies in Central European histories, 1547-1217 ; v. 44
Studies in Central European histories ; v. 44
Contents Between German tradition and Soviet hegemony: the postwar reconstruction of sports -- Training new socialist citizens through sports -- Voluntary campaigns and socialist society -- The embodiment of East German socialism: the gymnastics and sports festivals -- Socialist spectatorship: the friedensfahrt and champion Tave Schur
Summary Drawing on archival, published, and oral history sources, this book analyzes the successes and limitations encountered by the East German state as it used participatory sports programs, sports festivals, and sports spectatorship to transform its population into new socialist citizens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Socialism and sports -- Germany (East)
Sports and state -- Germany (East)
Sports -- Germany (East)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008021219
ISBN 1282399608
9004169571 (acid-free paper)
9047443403 (electronic bk.)
9789004169579 (acid-free paper)
9789047443407 (electronic bk.)
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