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The Resource Divided subjects, invisible borders : re-unified Germany after 1989, Ben Gook

Divided subjects, invisible borders : re-unified Germany after 1989, Ben Gook

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Divided subjects, invisible borders : re-unified Germany after 1989
Title
Divided subjects, invisible borders
Title remainder
re-unified Germany after 1989
Statement of responsibility
Ben Gook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do Germany's memorials, films, artworks, memory debates and national commemorations tell us about the lives of Germans today? How did the Wall in the Head come to replace the Wall that fell in 1989? The old identities of East and West, which all but dissolved in joyous embraces as the Berlin Wall fell, emerged once more after formal re-unification a year later in 1990. 2015 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of that German re-unification. Yet Germany remains divided; a mutual distrust lingers, and national history remains contentious. The material, social, cultural and psychic effects of re-unification on the lives of eastern and western Germans since 1989 all demand again asking fundamental questions about history, social change and ideology. Divided Subjects, Invisible Borders puts affective life at the centre of these questions, both in the role affect played in mobilizing East Germans to overthrow their regime and as a sign of disappointment after formal reunification. Using contemporary Germany as a lens the book explores broader debates about borders, memory and subjectivity.--
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Gook, Ben
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Place, memory, affect
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective memory
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Divided subjects, invisible borders : re-unified Germany after 1989, Ben Gook
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: just another country in Europe? -- Part I. Another new beginning -- End of story: Nachträglichkeit and the German past -- The German ideology: identity, fantasy, affect -- Part II. The past that outlived itself: nostalgia and ambivalence -- Really-existing nostalgia: transitions, fetishes and objects -- Disintegration and ambivalence: Berlin and Leipzig -- Part III. The lives of Ossis on film -- The lives of others - imitations of life -- Good bye Lenin! - too soon, too late -- Material - something is left over -- Part IV. Remembering, commemorating -- In the gallery: aesthetics and memory contests -- In the street: commemoration and interpassivity -- Conclusion: another new ending
Control code
FIEb1775219x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 318 pages
Isbn
9781783482412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)917366171
Label
Divided subjects, invisible borders : re-unified Germany after 1989, Ben Gook
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: just another country in Europe? -- Part I. Another new beginning -- End of story: Nachträglichkeit and the German past -- The German ideology: identity, fantasy, affect -- Part II. The past that outlived itself: nostalgia and ambivalence -- Really-existing nostalgia: transitions, fetishes and objects -- Disintegration and ambivalence: Berlin and Leipzig -- Part III. The lives of Ossis on film -- The lives of others - imitations of life -- Good bye Lenin! - too soon, too late -- Material - something is left over -- Part IV. Remembering, commemorating -- In the gallery: aesthetics and memory contests -- In the street: commemoration and interpassivity -- Conclusion: another new ending
Control code
FIEb1775219x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 318 pages
Isbn
9781783482412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)917366171

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