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Berlin Sounds: Audible Cartography of a Formerly Divided City

Nicole Dietrich

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter investigates auditory socialization mirrored in the ambient sounds of East and West Berlin, before and after 1989. These two urban entities produced different typical city sounds, ... More


Introduction: Local Lives

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter introduces the reader to the two case study villages Neukirch and Ebersbach, explains the methodology of the study, and outlines the structure of the book. It also sets out the central ... More


Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Marcel Thomas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The division of Germany separated a nation, divided communities, and inevitably shaped the life histories of those growing up in the socialist dictatorship of the East and the liberal democracy of ... More


Conclusion: death of the GDR – rebirth of an eastern identity?

Anna Saunders

in Honecker’s Children: Youth and Patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979–2002

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074110
eISBN:
9781781703014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074110.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on youth patriotism in the GDR. The attitudes of young east Germans exemplify the unease that surrounds the expression of patriotic pride in ... More


Modern Villagers: Rurality, Urbanity, and the Remaking of the German Village

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The first chapter provides an introduction to the postwar remodelling of Neukirch and Ebersbach and examines how this process was informed by shifting notions of what it meant to be rural in postwar ... More


The Cold War in the Village: Rural Germans, Division, and the German ‘Other’

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines in more detail how the inhabitants of the two villages engaged with the other Germany and the division of their nation. The Neukirchers and Ebersbachers lived far away from the ... More


Conclusion: Towards a Local History of the Divided Germany

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The conclusion revisits the key arguments of the book and highlights the broader implications of its findings for our understanding of Germany’s postwar history. In particular, it emphasizes the need ... More


Beyond Nostalgia: Local History and Social Change in the Divided and Reunified Germany

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The final chapter explores local histories produced by the residents of Neukirch and Ebersbach from the 1960s onwards, including local chronicles, picture collections, and exhibitions. The analysis ... More


Strangers in the Village: The Marginalization of Newcomers in the Rural Community

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The third chapter turns towards newcomers in Neukirch and Ebersbach and explores how the villagers responded to the growing inflow of non-locals into the locality in the postwar era. Unlike previous ... More


Give-and-Take Politics: Participation and Protest in the Village

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Chapter five focuses on instances of activism in the two villages to challenge the dominant understanding of rural politics in East and West as mirror images. It demonstrates that the remodelling of ... More


(Un)Making Community: Privacy and Communal Life in the Village

Marcel Thomas

in Local Lives, Parallel Histories: Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198856146
eISBN:
9780191889646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856146.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Chapter two challenges the traditional narrative that the close-knit rural ‘community’ was swept away by inevitable modernization processes in postwar society. Instead, it demonstrates that the ... More


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