The Power of Intellectuals in Contemporary Germany
This new collection of essays considers the demise of the GDR and its impact on the place of intellectuals in Germany today. Distinguished contributors from Germany, Austria, and the United States survey aspects of high and low culture, including the current nostalgia for East German film, the demise of the GDR rock scene, the pivotal role of East German poets, the consolidation and privatization of German media, and the frightening new resurgence of right-wing violence. The result is a timely volume that charts Germany's rocky transition from one world to another.
Mitchell G. Ash
Patricia Anne Simpson
Introduction: The Power of Intellectuals in Contemporary Germany
PART 1: Intellectuals and the Politics of Culture in the German Democratic Republic
An Attempt at an Exemplary Report on H.
German Intellectuals: Public Roles and the Rise of the Therapeutic
The Inconsequence of Doubt: Intellectuals and the Discourse on Socialist Unity
SIMONE BARCK, MARTINA LANGERMANN, AND SIEGFRIED LOKATIS
The German Democratic Republic as a "Reading Nation": Utopia, Planning, Reality, and Ideology
La guerre est finie: New Waves, Historical Contingency, and the GDR "Rabbit Films"
Language and Power
PATRICIA ANNE SIMPSON
Syntax of Surveillance: Languages of Silence and Solidarity
Wir treten aus unseren Rollen heraus: Theater Intellectuals and Public Spheres
It is a Mistake to Think That the Dead Are Dead: Obituary for Heiner Müller
PART 2: Intellectuals in Transit: Toward a Unified Germany
The Consequences of Unification According to H.
PATRICIA ANNE SIMPSON
Soundtracks: GDR Music from "Revolution" to "Reunification"
Media Publics in the GDR: Unification and the Transformation of the Media, 1989-1991
The Double Disappointment: Revolution, Unification, and German Intellectuals
MITCHELL G. ASH
Becoming Normal, Modern, and German (Again?)
Nation, Race, and Immigration: German Identities After Unification
Education After the Cold War: Remembrance, Repetition, and Right-Wing Violence
The Long Good-bye: German Culture Wars in the Nineties
The Moment of Tragic Recognition with a Happy Ending
List of Contributors