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After the Red Army FactionGender, Culture, and Militancy$
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Charity Scribner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168649

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.001.0001

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Damaged Lives of the Far Left

Damaged Lives of the Far Left

Reading the RAF in Reverse

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(p.53) 2 Damaged Lives of the Far Left
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After the Red Army Faction
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Charity Scribner

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.003.0002

This chapter examines the damaged lives of the Far Left, in both fact and fiction, in Germany. It analyzes the works of novelists Judith Kuckart and Christoph Hein and filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff and compares them with the history of the German armed struggle. More specifically, it considers the doppelgängers that appear in the novels of Kuckart and Hein and in Schlöndorff's films on militancy and relates them to the alter egos that were actually adopted by members of the Far Left. It also explores the role of sexual politics, along with left-leaning ideological formations on both sides of postwar Germany, from the large-scale socialist experiment that was the German Democratic Republic to the minute cells that composed the Red Army Faction. Finally, the chapter discusses postmilitancy just after the Wende of German unification as well as the relationship between the armed struggle and socialism in Germany.

Keywords:   socialism, Far Left, Germany, Judith Kuckart, Christoph Hein, Volker Schlöndorff, armed struggle, militancy, Red Army Faction, postmilitancy

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