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Author Saunders, Anna, 1976-

Title Honecker's children : youth and patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979-2002 / Anna Saunders
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents 9780719074110; 9780719074110; Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and key terms; Introduction: Honecker's Germany -a world of the past?; Eastern identity in the wake of the GDR; Frameworks: defining the GDR in the 1980s; Growing up under Honecker; Researching young behaviours; 1 The parameters of patriotism; Nation and state; Germany: problematic patriotisms; The GDR's patriotic programme; Conclusion; 2 Young people of the 1980s: ageneration of loyal patriots?; The foundations of identity: historical consciousness
'Peace must be armed!': protecting the fatherland'Educating hatred': young people and the 'imperialist' West; Proletarian internationalism: the politics of solidarity; Rooted in the present? Pride in the achievements of the GDR; Conclusion; 3 October 1989-October 1990:the rise and fall of a GDR identity; Reform and renewal: education and youth work during the Wende; Hope of a reformed socialism: 9 October-9 November 1989; From socialism to scepticism: 9 November 1989-18 March 1990; The GDR becomes history: 18 March-3 October 1990; Conclusion; 4 Civic loyalties in the wake of unification
Societal change and education in the absence of the blue shirtThe double burden of overcoming the past: historical consciousness in united Germany; Military loyalties in the absence of the enemy; International allegiances in a new world order; United yet divided? Social, economic and political trendssince the Wende; Conclusion; 5 Conclusion: death of the GDR -rebirth of an eastern identity?; Select bibliography; Index
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Youth -- Political activity -- Germany (East) -- History
Socialism and youth -- Germany (East) -- History
Political socialization -- Germany (East) -- History
Patriotism -- Germany (East) -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- Germany.
HISTORY -- World.
Politics and government
Political socialization.
Socialism and youth.
Youth -- Political activity.
Politische Identität
Politischer Wandel
Sozialer Wandel
Ungdomspsykologi -- Östtyskland.
Ungdomar -- sociala förhållanden -- Östtyskland.
Patriotism -- historia -- Östtyskland -- 1900-talet.
SUBJECT Germany (East) -- Politics and government.
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.
Subject Germany.
Germany (East)
Deutschland DDR
Deutschland Östliche Länder
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781781703014