A number of specialists in German studies have joined forces in this book to paint a comprehensive picture of Germany since unification. Starting from the 1989 revolution, the book reviews the fall of East Germany, including a chapter on how the event was experienced by observers and participants. Individual chapters analyze the new political structures, Germany's role as a European power, and the social, educational and economic problems generated by the western take-over of the former GDR. A separate section is devoted to culture and the arts, with studies of the language, the media, cinema, theatre, literature and feminism.
DEREK LEWIS is Lecturer in German, University of Exeter. JOHN MCKENZIE is Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in German, University of Exeter.