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作者 Thomas, Marcel, author
書名 Local lives, parallel histories : villagers and everyday life in the divided Germany / Marcel Thomas
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
©2020
國際標準書號 9780198856146 (hbk.)
0198856148 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HT431 .T46 2020    在架上    30600020133899
版本 First edition
說明 xiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Studies in German history
Studies in German history (Oxford University Press)
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"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 the West. This peculiarly German experience of the Cold War has so far mostly been seen through the lens of the divided Berlin or other border communities. What has been much less explored, however, is what division meant to the millions of Germans in East and West who lived far away from the Wall and the centres of political power. This book is the first comparative study to examine how villagers in both Germanies dealt with the imposition of two very different systems in their everyday lives. Focusing on two villages, Neukirch (Lausitz) in Saxony and Ebersbach (Fils) in Baden-Württemberg, it explores how local residents experienced and navigated social change in their localities in the postwar era. Based on a wide range of archival sources as well as oral history interviews, the book argues that there are parallel histories of responses to social change among villagers in postwar Germany. Despite the different social, political and economic developments, the residents of both localities desired rural modernisation, lamented the loss of 'community' and became politically active to control the transformation of their localities. The book thereby offers a bottom-up history of the divided Germany which shows how individuals on both sides of the Wall gave local meaning to large-scale processes of change"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Villages -- Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Regional disparities
Germany (East) -- Rural conditions
Germany (West) -- Rural conditions
Germany (East) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Germany (West) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Rural conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01101474
Germany. fast (OCoLC)fst01210272
Germany (East) fast (OCoLC)fst01210274
Germany (West) fast (OCoLC)fst01210273
1900-1999 fast
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