Textbook Reds: Schoolbooks, Ideology, and Eastern German Identity(Post Communist Cultural Studies)
Pennsylvania State University Press | Pages: 443 | 2006-05-31 | ISBN : 0271025212 | PDF | English | 2.3 MB
John Rodden shows how the German Democratic Republic (GDR) shaped generations of East German youth and how the imprint of Marxist-Leninist ideology remains today on the hearts and minds of millions of eastern Germans, more than 15 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
"Rodden moves deftly from analysis of textbooks to personal interviews, from the teaching of the high school disciplines to the corruption and the cult of personality in the GDR. The interviews bring an immediacy one seldom finds in a book so scholarly, and the scholarship is thorough across a spectrum of approaches." - Vincent Kling, La Salle University"