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Hammer and Compass: Introducing East Germany. An Anthology with Interpretations.
Mayer, Elizabeth M.
This anthology introduces students of German to the life of the people of East Germany. The three-part text describes interrelated cultural and political activities which are characteristic of the republic. Part One explores basic communistic philosophy, "a new myth", particularly through commentary on Walter Ulbricht's "Universe, Earth, and Man." Part Two shows how the mythic principles are applied in: (1) literature for youth, (2) films, (3) political songs, (4) beginnings of the republic, (5) hope for a peaceful future, (6) daily work, (7) life and play, and (8) the "blues". The party stand toward West Germany is expressed in the last section. Some 55, selected, German tests are integrated into the study. [Hard copy not available due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RL)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Communism, Cultural Activities, Cultural Images, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Traits, Culture, Culture Conflict, German, Government (Administrative Body), Language Instruction, Mythology, Political Affiliation, Political Attitudes, Political Divisions (Geographic), Political Socialization, Propaganda
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Identifiers - Location: East Germany