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Dialectics in Spaces of Validation

Andreas Glaeser

in Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter shows the whole complex of understanding constituting processes as taking place within a space of validation. It allows for an integrative imagery for the social, doxic, and referential ... More


Guardians of the Party State

Andreas Glaeser

in Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The quotations opening this chapter provide glimpses of a worldview in operation. They suggest how deeply the secret police officers believe in Marxism-Leninism, and how this belief was wrapped up in ... More


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