East German Intellectuals and the Unification of Germany

An Ethnographic View

Authors: Bednarz, Dan

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  • Looks at the unification of Germany from the side of the GDR intelligentsia
  • Provides a sociological ethnography account looking at collective memory of the time
  • Challenges traditional wisdom and provides a four-conceptual point of view
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This book discusses the reunification of Germany and the negative impacts that this had on East German intellectuals. The book is an ethnographic account of how the intellectuals of East Germany reacted to the demise of their nation, their “dream” of a socialist world, and unification with capitalist West Germany. Part I covers unification, 1990-91; Part II presents a quarter century later follow-up with one-fourth of those interviewed in 1990-91; and Part III examines the case from three social science perspectives.

About the authors

Dan Bednarz is Assistant Professor at Bristol Community College, USA. Bednarz has done research on organizational responses to decline, including how New York City mental health centers adapted to that city’s 1970s fiscal crisis, and how public health systems responded to cutbacks in state and local funding during and after the 2008 financial and economic crash.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82702-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
East German Intellectuals and the Unification of Germany
Book Subtitle
An Ethnographic View
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42951-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42951-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42950-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82702-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 269
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