Thomas A. Davey's A Generation Divided: German Children and the Berlin Wall PDF

By Thomas A. Davey

ISBN-10: 0822307294

ISBN-13: 9780822307297

An inquiry into the lives of youngsters of comparable, if no longer exact, ancient an cultural historical past who at the present time locate themselves in extensively hostile ideological worlds, concerning each other around the concrete manifestation in their substantial adjustments, the Berlin Wall. below those conditions, what are the numerous elements that give a contribution to the advance in kids of emotions of loyalty to or alienation from their state? How do they view not just themselves, however the "other" Germans in addition? How do they arrive to phrases, emotionally and cognitively, with a distinct, usually painful, and complex truth? What are the teachings meant for them by means of their societies, and what classes do they actually research? How do those young ones persist as Germans whereas while changing into anything else -- "communists? or "capitalists"?

Thomas Davey carried out interviews with childrens either side of the Wall, participated of their day-by-day lives, gathered their drawings, talked with their lecturers and households and grew conscious of simply how attentive little ones will be to ethical and political subtleties of nationwide lifestyles. the result's a revealing and dramatic portrait of a tender iteration coming to phrases with advanced nationwide and old conditions of the 2 cites of East and West Berlin.

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