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Preservation and national belonging in eastern Germany : heritage fetishism and redeeming Germanness

Author: Jason James
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012] ©2012
Series: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Preservation and National Belonging in Eastern Germany explores the ways everyday citizens grapple with a difficult national past through heritage. East Germans struggle with an identity doubly burdened by Nazism and socialism, and many seek to manage these burdens by laying claim to a redemptive national past in the form of architectural heritage and the hometown cityscape. Understood as cultural and local rather  Read more...
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James, Jason, 1967-
Preservation and national belonging in eastern Germany.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]
(DLC) 2012021452
(OCoLC)785873549
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason James
ISBN: 9781137032836 1137032839
OCLC Number: 809536850
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Historic Cityscape and the Unified Nation --
Heimat Eisenach --
Cultural Heritage and Germanness --
Heritage Fetishism and the Heimat Imaginary --
Claiming Cultural Belongings --
Redemption and the Voice of Trauma.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Responsibility: Jason James.
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Drawing on cultural anthropology and cultural studies, this book sheds new light on the everyday politics of heritage and memory by illuminating local, everyday engagements with Germanness through  Read more...

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'Jason James has written a beautiful book, one that shows the massive virtues of anthropological research into national identity. Heritage is not just a context, but an active construction of real Read more...

 
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