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Title After the Berlin Wall : Germany and beyond / edited by Katharina Gerstenberger and Jana Evans Braziel
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 287 pages)
Contents After the Berlin Wall : realigned worlds, invisible lines, and incalculable remnants / Jana Braziel and Katharina Gerstenberger -- Sex and the city : thoughts on literature, gender, and normalization in the New Germany / Sander L. Gilman -- Exploring Master Keaton's Germany : a Japanese perspective on the end of the Cold War / Shannon Granville -- From the Berlin Wall to the West Bank barrier : how material objects and psychological theories can be used to construct individual and cultural traits / Christine Leuenberger -- The diminishing relevance of Ostalgie twenty years after reunification / Paul Kubicek -- Ending Cold War divisions and establishing new partnerships : German unification and the transformation of German-Polish relations / Jonathan Murphy -- The fall of the Berlin Wall : the counterrevolution in Soviet foreign policy and the end of communism / Robert Snyder and Tim White -- "Seventh of November" from Berliner Ensemble / Douglas Cowie -- Specters of work : literature and labor in post-socialist Germany / Hunter Bivens -- The end of an event / Benjamin Robinson -- Building consensus : painting and the enlightenment tradition in post-Wall Germany / Anna Dempsey -- Berlin's history in context : the foreign ministry and the Spreebogen-Complex in the context of the architectural debates / Carol Anne Costabile-Heming -- Berlin Mitte and the anxious disavowal of Beijing modernism : architectural polemics within globalization / Daniel Purdy
Sex and the City: German Culture in World Culture Twenty Years After; S.L. Gilman -- From the Berlin Wall to the West Bank Barrier: How Material Culture is Used in Psychological Theory; C. Leuenberger -- Exploring Master Keaton's Germany: A Japanese Perspective on the End of the Cold War; S. Granville -- Ending Cold War Divisions and Establishing New Partnerships: German Unification and the Transformation of German-Polish Relations; J. Murphy -- The Counterrevolution in Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War; R. Snyder & T. White -- 'Seventh of November' from Berliner Ensemble; D. Cowie -- 'There was no Time for Shame': The Politics of Shame and the State; D. Elam -- The 'Wall in the Mind' and Nostalgia for Separation in Reunified Germany; P. Kubicek -- Specters of Work: Literature and Labor in Post-Socialist Germany; H. Bivens -- A New Era, or a Lost Wager?; B. Robinson -- After the Fall of the Wall: German Visual Culture in the New Europe; A. Dempsey -- History in Context: The Spreebogen and Das Haus Am Werderschen Markt in the Context of the Architectural Debates; C.A. Costabile Heming -- Architectural Polemics from Berlin to Beijing; D. Purdy -- Berlin Wall Installations in the United States; R. Schade
Summary "Twenty years after its fall, the wall that divided Berlin and Germany presents a conceptual paradox: on one hand, Germans have sought to erase it completely; on the other, it haunts the imagination in complex and often surprising ways. Similarly, Cold War divisions resonate in the global image of the "New Germany." Several overlapping themes run through the essays: the exportation of German post-wall debates into other cultural contexts and representations of the Wall within non-German settings; the emergence of visual, literary, and psychological imagery derived from the Berlin Wall well beyond its existence; the importance of space, geographical, political, as well as imagined, in the aftermath of the Wall; and the continued artistic as well as socio-historical engagement with East Germany as a state that no longer exists but whose memory reverberates in sometimes unexpected ways not only today but as a projection into the future."-- Provided by publisher
After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond explores historical, cultural, political, and literary dimensions of the fall of the Berlin Wall and its aftermath both in Germany and internationally. Topics include German and Chinese approaches to urban planning and historical preservation, Japanese responses to German unification, discussions of walls and borders in Germany and in the West Bank, and contemporary German culture in a global world. Art historians, literary scholars, and sociologists offer perspectives on the continued importance of East German culture and the legacies of socialism. Drawing from interdisciplinary methods, the collection is of value to anthropologists, historians, political theorists, and cultural critics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989.
Cold War -- Political aspects.
Cold War -- Social aspects.
National characteristics, German.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
Germany -- Cultural policy -- 21st century.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1990-
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Braziel, Jana Evans, 1967-
Gerstenberger, Katharina, 1961-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230337759 (electronic bk.)
9780230337756 (electronic bk.)