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376 pages
University of Exeter Press
Hardback (November 1995)
ISBN-13 9780859894944
ISBN-10 0859894940
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The New Germany
Social, Political and Cultural Challenges of Unification
edited by Derek Lewis, John McKenzie and contributions by John McKenzie, Mark Blacksell, James Mellis, Martin Brady, Dagmar Flinspach, Helen Hughes, Charles Jeffery, Karl Koch, Edward Neather, Gerald Opie, Michael Patterson, Jochen Rohlfs, John Sandford, Ingrid Sharp, Jürgen A. K. Thomaneck and Derek Lewis

The New Germany provides a picture of contemporary Germany from a variety of perspectives, establishing relationships between recent political events and society and cultural life. Contributors show more

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DEREK LEWIS is Lecturer in German, University of Exeter. JOHN MCKENZIE is Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in German, University of Exeter.

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Contents: Part 1 Setting the scene - the demise of the GDR: the revolution of 1989 - post mortem on the GDR, Derek Lewis; views of the Wende from observers and participants, Gerald Opie. Part 2 The new Germany - the political, social and economic challenges: the political shape of Germany today, Charles Jeffery; Germany as a European power, Mark Blacksell; the German economy - stability or decline?, Karl Koch; from euphoria to reality - the social problems of post-unification, Jurgen Thomaneck; education in the new Germany, Edward Neather. Part 3 The cultural and artistic challenge: the German media, John Sandford; the end of East German literature?, James Mellis; literature of the new Germany, Jochen Rohlfs; the German cinema, Helen Hughes; the German theatre, Michael Patterson; German feminism in a European context, Ingrid Sharp; from the language of revolt to the language of division, Derek Lewis.

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"Much of the detail, statistics and up-to-date material will appeal to academics; it is, however, a useful standard text that could be recommended to students on a range of German show more

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