National Identity In Eastern Germany

National Identity In Eastern Germany

by Andreas Staab
     
 

ISBN-10: 027596177X

ISBN-13: 9780275961770

Pub. Date: 03/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

On October 30, 1990, Germany was formally reunified through an extension of the legal, political, and economic structures of West Germany into the former German Democratic Republic. For East Germans this transformation has been a challenging process. Former values, orientations, and standards have been subject to severe scrutiny as reunification has affected virtually

Overview

On October 30, 1990, Germany was formally reunified through an extension of the legal, political, and economic structures of West Germany into the former German Democratic Republic. For East Germans this transformation has been a challenging process. Former values, orientations, and standards have been subject to severe scrutiny as reunification has affected virtually every area of life.Staab analyzes the development from the divided to the unified Germany and asks to what extent East Germans have adopted a national identity in line with that of the West Germans. He examines such identity markers as attitudes toward territory, economics, ethnicity, mass culture, and civic-political activity. Identifying a significant range of commonalities, he also finds striking features of mutually exclusive areas working to prevent a shared national identity. Scholars and other researchers dealing with German politics and contemporary history, political sociology, and nationalism will be interested in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275961770
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Territory

Economics

Citizenship

Mass Culture

Ethnicity

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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