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Author Rubin, Eli, author

Title Amnesiopolis : modernity, space, and memory in East Germany / Eli Rubin
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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Contents Cover; Amnesiopolis: Modernity, Space, and Memory in East Germany; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Plates; Introduction ; Chapter 1: From the Slums to the Tabula Rasa: Germany's Working Class, the Housing Program, and the Marzahn Plan; THE HOUSING CRISIS IN POST-WAR EAST BERLIN; THE HOUSING PROGRAM; THE DNA OF UTOPIA: THE PLAN FOR MARZAHN; Chapter 2: Moonscape on the Mark: Socialism, Modernity, and the Construction of a New World; "PIONEERS OF THE FIRST HOUR"; ETERNAL RETURN: DIGGING UP THE PAST IN MARZAHN; RECREATING A GREEN UTOPIA
CRANES AND COSMONAUTS: CONSTRUCTION SITES AS PROPAGANDAChapter 3: Rainbows and Communism: Material, Sensory, and Mnemonic Ruptures; MOVING OUT OF THE MISERY QUARTER; BABIES AND BUREAUCRATS: THE STRUGGLE TO LAND A NEW APARTMENT; "A GIANT EMPIRE APPEARED"-ZERO HOUR ON THE GR√úNE WIESE; MUD AND RAINBOWS: A NEW WORLD OF THE SENSES; Chapter 4: Growing with Marzahn: Childhood, Community, and the Space of Socialism's Future; ARRIVAL IN A NEW KIEZ; PLATTENBAU INTERIORITY: ABSENCE, PRESENCE, AND MODERNITY; GROWING WITH MARZAHN: CHILDHOOD SPACES
DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION: THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD IN MARZAHNChapter 5: Plattenbau Panopticon: The Stasi, Durchherrschung, and the New Housing Settlements; THE CLANDESTINE HAND: THE STASI AND THE BUILDING OF MARZAHN; SEEING LIKE A PLATTENBAU: SURVEILLANCE IN THE WBS 70 AND THE SPACES IN BETWEEN; DEFENDING UTOPIA: THE STASI IN THE FABRIC OF THE NEW COMMUNITY; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; PRIMARY SOURCES; Archives; Periodicals; Films; Printed Sources; SECONDARY SOURCES; Index
Summary Amnesiopolis explores the construction of Marzahn, the largest prefabricated housing project in East Germany, built on the outskirts of East Berlin in the 1970s and 1980s, and touted by the regime as the future of socialism. It also focuses especially on the experience of East Germans who moved, often from crumbling slums left over as a legacy of the nineteenth century, into this radically new place, one defined by pure functionality and rationality; a material manifestation of the utopian promise of socialism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Socialism -- Germany (East) -- History.
Urban renewal -- Germany.
Marzahn (Berlin, Germany)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191046183 (electronic bk)
9780191046186 (electronic bk)