The GDR and the Memory Debate

Silke Arnold-de Simine, Susannah Radstone

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This chapter will consider what it might mean to ‘remember’ the GDR after the fall of the Berlin Wall, setting out the theoretical concepts which have underpinned the
discussions of the research network ‘After the Wall: Reconstructing and Representing the GDR’. We will contextualise those theoretical concepts in a changing global landscape of remembrance in which understandings of what
constitutes knowledge of the past and what it means to relate to the past in a meaningful way have shifted radically.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemembering and Rethinking the GDR
Subtitle of host publicationMultiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities
EditorsAnna Saunders, Debbie Pinfold
Place of PublicationBasingstoke Hampshire UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781137292094
ISBN (Print)9780230360570, 9781349347926
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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