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Sex, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll: Teenage Rebels in Cold-War East Germany (Monographs in German History) Hardcover – 1 Nov 2007


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"[The volume] offers a stimulating overview that widens our understanding of the socio-cultural dimension underlying National Socialism." --Historische Zeitschrift

"[The author] employs a refreshing and convincing example for a different kind of scholarship about the Cold War: gender. Just as the study of men and women is more complex than lumping together all men under the rubric of masculinity or all women into a vague femininity, argues Fenemore, the GDR must be understood within the context of its relationship with Cold-War West Germany." --Journal of Contemporary History

"Focusing on the behavior of young people in daily life, the author effectively illustrates how the Communist Party failed to create the anti-fascist consensus necessary to legitimize the regime." --Choice

"...a fascinating and highly readable account of what it was like to be young and hip, growing up in East Germany in the 1950s and 1960s." --sirreadalot.com --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Mark Fenemore has a first class degree in history and a Masters with Distinction. In 2002, he gained his Ph.D. in German Studies from University College London. He has held research fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research in London and the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Limerick. In October 2005, he took up a prestigious Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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