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What Remains : Everyday Encounters with the Socialist Past in Germany

Author: Jonathan Bach
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What happens when an entire modern state's material culture becomes abruptly obsolete? How do ordinary people encounter what remains? In this ethnography, Jonathan Bach examines the afterlife of East Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, as things and places from that vanished socialist past continue to circulate and shape the politics of memory.What Remains traces the unsettling effects of these unmoored  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bach
ISBN: 9780231544306 0231544308
OCLC Number: 984642781
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 46 b&w photographs, 3 maps, and 3 illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
ILLUSTRATIONS --
MAPS --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
INTRODUCTION --
1. “THE TASTE REMAINS” --
2. COLLECTING COMMUNISM --
3. UNBUILDING --
4. THE WALL AFTER THE WALL --
EPILOGUE --
NOTES --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX
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