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Author Bickford, Andrew
Title Fallen Elites : The Military Other in Post-Unification Germany
Imprint Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2011
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue:The Anthropologist Who Came In from the Cold -- Abbreviations and Terms -- Part One. Becoming Militarized -- My Brother, My Enemy -- 1. The Military Imaginary: Soldiers, Myths, and States -- 2. Emotions, Generations, and Death Cults: Militarization and the Creation of Socialist Military Personalities -- 3. Coming of Age in the NVA: The Master Narratives of Militarization -- Part Two. Being Militarized -- 4. The Writing on the Wall:The NVA Surrenders -- 5. A War of Signs, Images, and Memories: German Militaries in the Cold War and Unification -- 6. "Unification Has Ruined My Life": The Political Economy of the Military Other -- 8. "We're the Jews of the New Germany": Heroic Victimhood, Fallen Elites, and the Slipperiness of History and Memory -- 9. Death and Allegiance: Toward an Anthropology of Soldiering -- 7. As Germans Among Germans: Life in the Kameradschaft -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
This book examines how states make soldiers and what happens to fallen military elites when they no longer fit into the political spectrum
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bickford, Andrew Fallen Elites : The Military Other in Post-Unification Germany Redwood City : Stanford University Press,c2011 9780804773959
Subject Germany (East). -- Nationale Volksarmee -- Officers -- Attitudes.;Germany (East). -- Nationale Volksarmee -- Officers -- Social conditions.;Retired military personnel -- Germany -- Attitudes.;Retired military personnel -- Germany -- Social conditions.;Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990
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