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Author Gallinat, Anselma, author.

Title Narratives in the making : writing the East German past in the Democratic present / Anselma Gallinat
Published New York : Berghahn, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (234 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Despite the three decades that have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the historical narrative of East Germany is hardly fixed in public memory, as German society continues to grapple with the legacies of the Cold War. This fascinating ethnography looks at two very different types of local institutions in one eastern German state that take divergent approaches to those legacies: while publicly funded organizations reliably cast the GDR as a dictatorship, a main regional newspaper offers a more ambivalent perspective colored by the experiences and concerns of its readers. As author Anselma Gallinat shows, such memory work-initially undertaken after fundamental regime change-inevitably shapes citizenship and democracy in the present."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 28, 2017)
Subject Anthropology and history -- Germany
Collective memory -- Germany
HISTORY -- Europe -- Germany.
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
Anthropology and history
Collective memory
Historiography -- Social aspects
Politische Bildungsarbeit
Germany (East) -- Historiography -- Social aspects
Germany (East)
Deutschland DDR
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016024744
ISBN 9781785333033