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The Resource A wall of our own : an American history of the Berlin Wall, Paul M. Farber, (electronic resource)

A wall of our own : an American history of the Berlin Wall, Paul M. Farber, (electronic resource)

Label
A wall of our own : an American history of the Berlin Wall
Title
A wall of our own
Title remainder
an American history of the Berlin Wall
Statement of responsibility
Paul M. Farber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Berlin Wall is arguably the most prominent symbol of the Cold War era. Its construction in 1961 and its dismantling in 1989 are broadly understood as pivotal moments in the history of the last century. InA Wall of Our Own, Paul M. Farber traces the Berlin Wall as a site of pilgrimage for American artists, writers, and activists. During the Cold War and in the shadow of the Wall, figures such as Leonard Freed, Angela Davis, Shinkichi Tajiri, and Audre Lorde weighed the possibilities and limits of American democracy. All were sparked by their first encounters with the Wall, incorporated their reflections in books and artworks directed toward the geopolitics of division in the United States, and considered divided Germany as a site of intersection between art and activism over the respective courses of their careers. Departing from the well-known stories of Americans seeking post-World War II Paris for their own self-imposed exile or traveling the open road of the domestic interstate highway system, Farber reveals the divided city of Berlin as another destination for Americans seeking a critical distance. By analyzing the experiences and cultural creations of "American Berliner" artists and activists, Farber offers a new way to view not only the Wall itself but also how the Cold War still structures our thinking about freedom, repression, and artistic resistance on a global scale.--
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1982-
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Farber, Paul M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
JSTOR eBooks
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  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Politics and culture
  • American literature
  • Arts, American
  • Cold War
Label
A wall of our own : an American history of the Berlin Wall, Paul M. Farber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9781469655109_farber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roadmap: American Berliners -- Segregated sectors: Leonard Freed, the Berlin crisis, and the color line -- Walls turned sideways are bridges: Angela Davis, Cold War Berliners, and imprisoned freedom struggles -- Scaling the wall: Shinkichi Tajiri, exiled sculpture, and the reconstruction of the Berlin Wall -- Midnight crossings: Audre Lorde, intersectional poetics, and the politics of historical memory -- Returns: 1989 and beyond
Control code
ybp16631685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469655086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1141094001
Label
A wall of our own : an American history of the Berlin Wall, Paul M. Farber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9781469655109_farber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roadmap: American Berliners -- Segregated sectors: Leonard Freed, the Berlin crisis, and the color line -- Walls turned sideways are bridges: Angela Davis, Cold War Berliners, and imprisoned freedom struggles -- Scaling the wall: Shinkichi Tajiri, exiled sculpture, and the reconstruction of the Berlin Wall -- Midnight crossings: Audre Lorde, intersectional poetics, and the politics of historical memory -- Returns: 1989 and beyond
Control code
ybp16631685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469655086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1141094001

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