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East German Conversions to Islam after the Collapse of the Berlin Wall

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the conversion and life-story narratives of two East Germans who both grew up during the closed, authoritarian regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). When the wall ... More


Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement 1946-1968

Alan McDougall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276271
eISBN:
9780191706028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276271.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In communist East Germany, young people constituted the social group for whom the ruling authorities had the highest hopes — and in whom they were most frequently and bitterly disappointed. In this ... More


The FDJ and the Crises in the Soviet Bloc in 1956

ALAN McDOUGALL

in Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement 1946-1968

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276271
eISBN:
9780191706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276271.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

By the mid-fifties the GDR's status seemed more secure than ever. The June 1953 uprising had finally prompted the Soviet Union to give its unequivocal support to the beleaguered East German state. ... More


The FDJ and the Prague Spring

ALAN McDOUGALL

in Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement 1946-1968

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276271
eISBN:
9780191706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276271.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the GDR, two events provided a real test of the ‘68ers’ — part of the young generation that had been ‘born into socialism’ — loyalty to the East German state. These two events dominated the FDJ's ... More


Heroic Aspirations in 1990

Mary Elise Sarotte

in 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163710
eISBN:
9781400852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163710.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses former Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev's challenge to his own original plan: a heroic model of multinationalism. Gorbachev dropped the restoration concept entirely and ... More


Abandoning Socialism

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.07
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the East German democratic awakening of 1989 that rejected socialism, restored democratic practices, and sought to find a Third Way between East and West.


Shop Around the Bloc: Trader Tourism and Its Discontents on the East German–Polish Border

Mark Keck-Szajbel

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

When in the 1970s authorities decided to open borders between East Germany and Poland, the number of tourists traveling to their respective socialist neighbor exploded overnight. This border ... More


The East German Campaign against RIAS

Nicholas J. Schlosser (ed.)

in Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter turns to the East German propaganda campaign against RIAS, examining the various efforts taken by the German Democratic Republic to stop its population from listening to the ... More


A “ready-made State”1 :The Mode of Institutional Transition in East Germany After 1989

Anne Goedicke (ed.)

in After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a condensed history of the political and institutional aspects of East German transformation. Four characteristics make the East German transition path unique in comparison with ... More


Hard Times for the Less Educated: Education and Labor Market Entry in East Germany After Reunification

Michael Gebel

in Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the youth labor market integration during the transformation years after 1989. During these years after 1989, transformation entailed pervasive economic restructuring processes, ... More


Moving against Disappearance: East German Bodies in Contemporary Choreography

Jens Richard Giersdorf

in New German Dance Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Nearly a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany was subsumed into the West German national structure. As a result, the distinct political systems, institutions, and cultures that ... More


Britain – sitting on the doorstep

Prue Chamberlayne and Annette King

in Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the system of informal care in Great Britain. It suggests that the culture of care in Britain moves within a triad of private, public and social dimensions, in which caring is ... More


Firms and Fortune: The Consequences of Privatization and Reorganization

Anne Goedicke (ed.)

in After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on one of the most important mechanisms of change, the closings, privatization, and restructuring of firms. Most of what happened to East Germans after 1989 happened as a ... More


“O Afrika, Meine Seele ist in dir geblieben”: Heimat and Citizenship for German Settlers in the 1920s

Sean Andrew Wempe

in Revenants of the German Empire: Colonial Germans, Imperialism, and the League of Nations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190907211
eISBN:
9780190907242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907211.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 2 looks at memory and imperial identity among former German settlers, those repatriated to Germany from East Africa after the First World War. Many former settlers, both those who had been ... More


Destruction and Disappearance: East German Ruins

Daniela Sandler

in Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703164
eISBN:
9781501706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703164.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter tests the concept of counterpreservation against two ruins of a more recent past: structures built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and called into question after unification. One ... More


The ‘iron cage’: Coming to terms with the present

Mary Fulbrook

in Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287208
eISBN:
9780191804335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287208.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the repression and violence in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It discusses the support of Soviet Union forces to the German communist dictatorship and the establishment ... More


Turning points

Mary Fulbrook

in Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287208
eISBN:
9780191804335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287208.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the events of 1989–90 in Germany which destroyed the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It discusses the consideration of the events of 1989–90 as a revolution without an ... More


Family Formation in Times of Abrupt Social and Economic Change

Johannes Huinink and Michaela Kreyenfeld (eds)

in After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter, which compares the fertility patterns of East German women born in 1971 with those born between 1959 and 1961, provides descriptive statistics on first birth, second birth, and first ... More


East and West, Right and Left

Nitzan Shoshan

in The Management of Hate: Nation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171951
eISBN:
9781400883653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171951.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Germany's young right-wing extremists articulate their relations to cultural and ethnicized difference as they discursively constitute their own political selves, focusing ... More


Embodying the past

Mary Fulbrook

in Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287208
eISBN:
9780191804335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287208.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which people of different ages were involved in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It highlights the problematic past of those had been adults during the Third ... More


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