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Getting History Right (Electronic book text)
Getting History Right (Electronic book text): Mark A. Wolfgram
Getting History Right (Electronic book text): Mark A. Wolfgram

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Getting History Right (Electronic book text)

Mark A. Wolfgram

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How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? "Getting History Right" examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. Eschewing a narrow focus on elites, this work draws extensively on societal level discussions of the past in popular culture, such as film, television, radio, and newspapers. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past; and how individual perceptions and struggles over the meaning of the past shaped societal level discussions. These struggles over meaning and "getting history right" are not only shaped by political power, but are also a source ofsymbolic power. To understand political life, scholars must embrace not only material political power, but also the symbolic and cultural roots of power. The research presented here makes extensive use of public opinion data, cinema attendance, and television viewer data, as well as other sources, to look at the multiple meanings that East and West Germans assigned to the Holocaust and World War II across time. Rather than culture merely being an extension of political power, this work argues that culture and the boundaries of the cultural matrix shape the use of political power by different social actors. Getting history right is not only a reflection of political power; it is a source of power itself.

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Imprint: Bucknell University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2010
Authors: Mark A. Wolfgram
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 295
ISBN-13: 978-6613233905
Barcode: 9786613233905
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 6613233900

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