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Author Bickford, Andrew, 1966-
Title Fallen elites : the military other in post-unification Germany / Andrew Bickford.
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2011]

Subject Germany (East). Nationale Volksarmee -- Officers -- Attitudes.
Germany (East). Nationale Volksarmee -- Officers -- Social conditions.
Retired military personnel -- Germany -- Attitudes.
Retired military personnel -- Germany -- Social conditions.
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 268 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The military imaginary : soldiers, myths, and states -- Emotions, generations, and death cults : militarization and the creation of socialist military personalities -- Coming of age in the NVA : the master narratives of militarization -- The writing on the wall : the NVA surrenders -- A war of signs, images, and memories : German militaries in the Cold War and unification -- "Unification has ruined my life" : the political economy of the military other -- As Germans among Germans : life in the Kameradschaft -- "We're the Jews of the new Germany" : heroic victimhood, fallen elites, and the slipperiness of history and memory -- Death and allegiance : toward an anthropology of soldiering.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804777162 (electronic bk.)
0804777160 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 727950351
Additional Format Print version: Bickford, Andrew, 1966- Fallen elites. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, ©2011 9780804773959 (DLC) 2010043611 (OCoLC)670375351