Dresden : paradoxes of memory in history / Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke.

Author
Ten Dyke, Elizabeth A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Description
1 online resource (341 p.)

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Series
  • Studies in anthropology and history ; Volume 28. [More in this series]
  • Studies in Anthropology and History ; Volume 28
Summary note
The collapse of the German Democratic Republic prompted the East Germans to confront their personal, cultural and international past. This study of the 'Wende' - the turn of events in 1989 - is based on ethnographic and anthropological research conducted in the early 1990s. Liz Ten Dyke has developed a finely nuanced portrait of the city and its residents as they were caught up in the economic, political and social turmoil that characterized the immediate post-socialist period. By weaving together scholarly research, oral history, and ""ethnographic excursions"" or narratives of salient ex
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed June 13, 2014).
Language note
English
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Prologue: The Museum; Introduction; Paradoxes and contradictions of memory and history; The German Democratic Republic; The Wende; After the Wende; This study; Ethnographic excursion: Ruins and remains; Chapter One: Working through the past in Germany; Introduction; German history in Germany; The postwar period; The Historikerstreit; History in the German Democratic Republic; History and memory in the unified Germany; Conclusion
  • Ethnographic excursion: Two murders, two demonstrationsChapter Two: Dresden; Introduction; Dresden after the Wende; Resplendent Dresden; Dresden's other histories; The bombing of Dresden; Dresden after 1945; Conclusion; Ethnographic excursion: Frau 'Esperanto'; Chapter Three: The ethnographic present; Introduction; Daily life after the Wende; Respondents' narratives; Helga; Jürgen; Herr Kleiber; Frau Vogel; Frau Klemm; Conclusion; Ethnographic excursion: The Kaffeefahrt (day trip); Chapter Four: Remembering daily life in the GDR; Introduction; Family; Education and employment
  • Politics of daily lifeRespondents' narratives; Helga; Jürgen; Herr Kleiber; Frau Vogel; Frau Klemm; Conclusion; Ethnographic excursion: Herr Beck's report; Chapter Five: The Wende; Introduction; The Wende; Causes of the Wende; The Wende in Dresden; Respondents' narratives; Helga; Jürgen; Herr Kleiber; Frau Vogel; Frau Klemm; Conclusion; Chapter Six: Paradoxes and Contradictions of Memory and History; Respondents' narratives; Helga; Jürgen; Herr Kleiber; Frau Vogel; Frau Klemm; Epilogue: 1999; Appendix I: Primary respondents; Appendix II: Translation of foreign terms; References cited; Index
ISBN
  • 1-136-46641-X
  • 1-315-01499-8
  • 1-136-46634-7
OCLC
881286590
Doi
  • 10.4324/9781315014999
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