By Andrew Bickford
Gaining extraordinary access into the lives of former East German officials in unified Germany, Bickford relates how those males and their households have come to phrases with the surprise of unification, capitalism, and citizenship because the fall of the Berlin Wall. usually caricatured as unrepentant, hard-line communists, former officials recount how they've got struggled with their identities and much-diminished roles. Their disillusionment speaks to international questions about the contentious dating among the army, citizenship, masculinity, and nation formation this day. Casting a serious eye on Western triumphalism, they supply a brand new point of view on our personal deep-seated assumptions approximately "soldier making," either at domestic and abroad.
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