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9780140143409

Germany and the Germans After Unification; New Revised Edition

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    0140143408

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Preface: a united Germany begins a new erap. 1
A post-war historical survey: ruins to richesp. 11
The regional patchwork, an ancient legacyp. 25
West Berlin, 1945-89: the buoyant survivorp. 32
The new united Berlin, and its victory over Bonnp. 48
A diversity of dominant cities: life today in Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Bremenp. 64
The Bund and the Lander: how and why federalism worksp. 84
Benevolent technocrats in the Rathausp. 90
North v. South: rustbelt Ruhr hits back against Bavarian boomp. 95
The 'economic miracle' and its after-strainsp. 104
Industrial splendour--but, can it meet the high-tech challenge?p. 108
A paradise of labour harmony--but what of the waning work-ethic?p. 125
The great environmental debate: nuclear power, car exhaust, and death of the beloved forestsp. 141
The ignored rural world and its grumbling peasantryp. 154
Daily life: a modernised society re-examines its traditionsp. 172
The social snobberies of a semi-classless societyp. 173
Women, sex and children: a few crusades yet to be wonp. 189
A spick and span suburbia where the shops shut earlyp. 203
From Wurst and dumplings to fancy French and food fadsp. 210
Assiduous tourists and crazy Cologne carnivalersp. 218
The spa romance--by courtesy of a lavish health insurance systemp. 229
Schools: educating the mind, but not so much the characterp. 236
The never-ending university malaisep. 245
Catholics and Protestants: a new amity, but new internal conflictsp. 261
Turkish 'guest workers' and other immigrants: a painful path towards acceptancep. 273
Arts and intellectuals: lively activity, but low creativityp. 298
The novel: waiting for successors to Boll and Grassp. 299
The State's role as Maecenas: taking culture out of the 'temples'p. 307
Theatre: morally serious, wilfully provocativep. 314
Fassbinder, Herzog and Reitz's Heimat: the brief golden age of the 'New German Cinema'p. 331
Television becomes less tame, but Bild stays barbarousp. 354
The old GDR: daily life under German-style Communismp. 368
Private values amid public collectivismp. 373
Dilemmas for the Church, wooed but waryp. 384
The watchful grip of the one-party Statep. 388
Brecht to Biermann: dealing with the intellectual dissidentsp. 397
Travel to the West: harshest of the curbs on freedomp. 403
Inter-German relations: detente, but silly games with protocolp. 414
The new east Germany, free but anxiousp. 421
A traumatic adaptation to the Westp. 434
Privatisation, pollution and propertyp. 448
Land and Rathaus renewal: keeping the old comrades?p. 466
Dilemmas for writers, new values in the classroomp. 479
Conclusion: how stable a democracy?p. 497
Digesting the legacies of Nazismp. 497
Political strengths and community weaknessesp. 512
The Greens and their values: fundamental social change, or just another youth protest?p. 533
Germany and the world: nationalism, or European integration?p. 563
Acknowledgementsp. 581
Bibliographyp. 585
Indexp. 588
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