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Inventing Berlin

Architecture, Politics and Cultural Memory in the New/Old German Capital Post-1989

Authors: Dellenbaugh-Losse, Mary

  • Provides the first comprehensive examination of spatial cultural memory in Berlin post-1989
  • Sheds new light on post-Wall German identity construction
  • Presents a new analytical framework for examining symbolic landscapes
  • Discusses lessons from Berlin that are transferable and relevant for other spatial contexts
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About this book

This book comprehensively examines post-1989 changes to the symbolic landscape of Berlin – specifically, street names, architecture, urban planning and monuments – and links these changes to concepts of contested cultural memory and national identity in Berlin and Germany in the post-Wall period. The core of the book is made up of an analysis of built space changes in the eastern half of the city before and after the Berlin Wall, flanked by an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the topic and a wider interpretation of the events in Berlin in relation to other geographic and historical contexts. It furthermore offers an explanatory model for the phenomenon of the "symbolic foreigner" whereby former citizens of the GDR feel disenfranchised and excluded from today's German society. 

This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and also appeals to a wider, non-academic audience with an interest in both cultural memory and Berlin.

About the authors

Dr. Mary H. Dellenbaugh-Losse is urban researcher, consultant, and author with a concentration on integrated post-industrial urban development, specifically: culture and creative industries, real estate market dynamics, intermediate and adaptive reuse of vacant buildings, bottom-up urban development, urban commons, and cultural heritage. She has a focus on applied research with public policy implications.

Buy this book

eBook 71,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29718-3
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Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29717-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inventing Berlin
Book Subtitle
Architecture, Politics and Cultural Memory in the New/Old German Capital Post-1989
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29718-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29718-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29717-6
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 199
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
Topics