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Author Berdahl, Daphne, 1964-2007.

Title Where the World Ended : Re-Unification and Identity in the German Borderland
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Maps and Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Village on the Border; 2. Publicity, Secrecy, and the Politics of Everyday Life; 3. The Seventh Station; 4. Consuming Differences; 5. Borderlands; 6. Designing Women; 7. The Dis-membered Border; Epilogue: The Tree of Unity; Glossary; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary When the Berlin Wall fell, people who lived along the dismantled border found their lives drastically and rapidly transformed. Daphne Berdahl, through ongoing ethnographic research in a former East German border village, explores the issues of borders and borderland identities that have accompanied the many transitions since 1990. What happens to identity and personhood, she asks, when a political and economic system collapses overnight? How do people negotiate and manipulate a liminal condition created by the disappearance of a significant frame of reference?Berdahl concentrates especially on
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Subject Borderlands -- Germany (East) -- Case studies.
Ethnology -- Germany -- Case studies.
Social change -- Germany -- Kella.
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990 -- Case studies.
Kella (Germany) -- Case studies.
Kella (Germany) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520921321