A Generation Divided: German Children and the Berlin Wall (Hardback)
  • A Generation Divided: German Children and the Berlin Wall (Hardback)
zoom

A Generation Divided: German Children and the Berlin Wall (Hardback)

(author)
£56.00
Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 16/09/1987
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
An inquiry into the lives of children of similar, if not identical, historical an cultural heritage who today find themselves in radically opposed ideological worlds, regarding one another across the concrete manifestation of their considerable differences, the Berlin Wall. Under these circumstances, what are the significant factors that contribute to the development in children of feelings of loyalty to or alienation from their nation? How do they view not only themselves, but the "other" Germans as well? How do they come to terms, emotionally and cognitively, with a unique, frequently painful, and frustrating reality? What are the lessons intended for them by their societies, and what lessons do they in fact learn? How do these children persist as Germans while at the same time becoming something else -- "communists? or "capitalists"?

Thomas Davey conducted interviews with children both sides of the Wall, participated in their daily lives, collected their drawings, talked with their teachers and families and grew aware of just how attentive children can be to moral and political subtleties of national life. The result is a revealing and dramatic portrait of a young generation coming to terms with complex national and historical circumstances of the two cites of East and West Berlin.

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822307297
Number of pages: 168
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Davey's book is a sensitive, balanced, and fascinating inquiry into the lives of children (ages 10 to 12) who struggle to make sense of he social and political world they inhabit. Written in a clear and lively style, this is of interest to layperson and specialist alike."
--Choice

You may also be interested in...

Go Ask Alice
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Child in Society
Added to basket
Generation Z
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
When the Children Came Home
Added to basket
The Interpersonal World of the Infant
Added to basket
Stories from Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
Tibetan Foothold
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology
Added to basket
The Geese Theatre Handbook
Added to basket
The Case Of Mary Bell
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.