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Author Fulbrook, Mary, 1951-

Title Power and Society in the GDR, 1961-1979 : the 'Normalisation of Rule'?
Published New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2009
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Contents Title page-Power and Society in the GDR, 1961-1979; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1-The Concept of 'Normalisation' and the GDR in Comparative Perspective; Part I-Normalisation as Stabilisation and Routinisation?; Chapter 2-'Aggression in Felt Slippers': Normalisation and the Ideological Struggle in the Context of Detente and Ostpolitik; Chapter 3-Economic Politics and Company Culture: The Problem of Routinisation; Chapter 4-Rural Functionaries and the Transmission of Agricultural Policy: The Case of Bezirk Erfurt from the 1960s to the 1970s
Chapter 5-The 'Societalisation' of the State: Sport for the Masses and Popular Music in the GDRChapter 6-Communication and Compromise: The Prerequisites for Cultural Participation; Chapter 7-Learning the Rules: Local Activists and the Heimat; Part II-Normalisation as Internalisastion?; Chapter 8-Practices of Survival-Ways of Appropriating 'The Rules': Reconsidering Approaches to the History of the GDR; Chapter 9-The GDR-A Normal Country in the Centre of E
Summary The Berlin Wall, for many people, epitomizes the communist German Democratic Republic, founded in 1949 in the Soviet-occupied zone of post-war Germany; other central features of life in the GDR appear to be under the threat of repression by Soviet tanks and surveillance by the secret security police, the Stasi . But is repression and surveillance really all there is to the GDR's history? How did people come to terms with their situation and make new lives behind the Wall? When the social history of the GDR in the 1960s and 1970s is explored, new patterns become evident. In a period characteris
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333) and index
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Subject Political culture -- Germany (East)
Popular culture -- Germany (East)
Power (Social sciences) -- Germany (East)
Social norms.
Social stability -- Germany (East)
Socialism -- Germany (East)
Germany (East) -- Politics and government.
Germany (East) -- Social conditions.
Germany (East) -- Social life and customs.
Germany (East) -- Social policy.
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