Training Socialist Citizens: Sports and the State in East Germany

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Author: Molly Wilkinson Johnson
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 232
Language: english
Year: 2008
ISBN 10: 9047443403
ISBN 13: 9789047443407
Series: Studies in Central European Histories
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

Offering a counterbalance to previous scholarship on elite Olympics sports and doping scandals, this study analyzes how the East German government used participatory sports programs, sports festivals, and sports spectatorship to transform its population into new socialist citizens. It illuminates...