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Political epistemics : the secret police, the opposition, and the end of East German socialism / Andreas Glaeser.

Author/Creator:
Glaeser, Andreas.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2011.
Series:
Chicago studies in practices of meaning.
Chicago studies in practices of meaning
Format/Description:
Book
xxxiii, 606 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Socialism -- Germany (East)
Germany (East). Ministerium für Staatssicherheit.
Germany (East) -- Politics and government.
Socialism -- Europe, Eastern.
Contents:
Understandings, politics, and institutions
Socialism as a self-fulfilling prophecy : the party's project. From Marx to conscious social transformation ; Aporias of producing right consciousness
Contingencies and dynamics of understanding : the theory. Constituting understandings through validations ; Dialectics in spaces of validation
Becoming socialist men : the Stasi officers. Guardians of the party state ; Stasi culture : authority, networks, and discourses
Disenchantment, disengagement, opposition : the dissidents. When someone's Eden becomes another's purgatory ; Forming groups, organizing opposition
Policing understandings : reproducing misunderstandings. Attempting to know and control the opposition
Paralyzing uncertainties.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780226297934 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226297941 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226297934 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226297942 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
555650382
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