The people's state : East German society from Hitler to Honecker

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  • Translation: East German society from Hitler to Honecker
Published
  • New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press 2005
Physical description
xiv, 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780300108842 (hbk.)
  • 0300108842 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-338) and index.
  • Other format: Also available online.
Contents
  • 1. Introduction : the people's paradox -- I: Visions of the good society (and how they were not realised in practice) -- 2. The East German social revolutions : violence, utopia and consumer socialism -- 3. Citizens at home -- 4. Citizens at play : leisure -- 5. Matters of life and death -- 6. Youth -- 7. Gender -- II: Class in a classless society: power, work and social inequality -- 8. The withering away of the state? Ruling elites -- 9. Cultural capital : from bourgeoisie to socialist intelligentsia -- 10. The un-making of the German working class (and peasantry) -- III: the participatory dictatorship -- 11. The honeycomb state : the benign and malign diffusion of power -- 12. In place of a public sphere? 'Discussion', cultures and subcultures -- 13. The people's own voices? The culture of complaint and the privatisation of protest.
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Genre
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • Replacing the simplistic black-and-white concept of 'totalitarianism' by the notion of a 'participatory dictatorship', this book seeks to reinstate the East German people as actors in their own history.

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