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Culture and Customs of Germany (Culture and Customs of Europe)by Eckhard Bernstein
Synopses & Reviews
After more than a decade of reunification, it is time for a fresh update on the ever-important nation of Germany. Bernstein, a German native, judiciously surveys the German way of life in an historical context. The information on the former East Germany brings their integration and struggles into a well-rounded portrait. Highlights of the narrative chapters also include discussion of the immigrant population and its effects on the national image, little-known customs for students, the shifting roles of women, and, of course, the magnificent cultural achievements of Germans past and present.
Students studying German and European History, as well as tourists and Europhiles, will find this the best one-stop resource to understand the new Germany. Photos, a chronology, and a glossary complement the narrative.
Book News Annotation:
Bernstein (German, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, Massachusetts) deals with the customs and culture of the Germany that emerged from World War II. Among his topics are holidays, customs, leisure; women, marriage, and education, religion; literature; the media and cinema; performing arts; and architecture. He includes a glossary without pronunciation guides.
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After more than a decade of reunification, this fresh update judiciously surveys the German way of life in an historical context.
About the Author
ECKHARD BERNSTEIN is Professor of German and Coordinator of the German Program at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts.
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