After The Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

EditorKatharina Gerstenberger, Jana Evans Evans Braziel

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After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond explores historical, cultural, political, and literary dimensions of the fall of the Berlin Wall and its aftermath both in Germany and internationally. Topics include German and Chinese approaches to urban planning and historical preservation, Japanese responses to German unification, walls and borders in Germany and the West Bank, and contemporary German culture in a global world. Art historians, literary scholars, and sociologists offer perspectives on the continued importance of East German culture and the legacies of socialism. Drawing from interdisciplinary methods, the collection is of value to anthropologists, historians, political theorists, and cultural critics.

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After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond explores historical, cultural, political, and literary dimensions of the fall of the Berlin Wall and its aftermath both in Germany and internationally. Topics include German and Chinese approaches to urban planning and historical preservation, Japanese responses to German unification, walls and...

KATHARINA GERSTENBERGER is a professor of German and head of the Department of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of Truth to Tell: German Women's Autobiographies and Turn-of-the-Century Culture (2000) and Writing the New Berlin: The German Capital in Post-Wall Literature (2008). She has published widely...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 8.68 × 5.66 × 0.88 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230111929

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Introduction: After the Berlin Wall: Realigned Worlds, Invisible Lines, and Incalculable Remnants--Jana Braziel and Katharina Gerstenberger * Sex and the City: Thoughts on Literature, Gender, and Normalization in the New Germany--Sander L. Gilman * Exploring Master Keaton’s Germany: A Japanese Perspective on the End of the Cold War--Shannon Granville * From the Berlin Wall to the West Bank Barrier: How Material Objects and Psychological Theories Can Be Used to Construct Individual and Cultural Traits--Christine Leuenberger * The Diminishing Relevance of Ostalgie Twenty Years After Reunification--Paul Kubicek * Ending Cold War Divisions and Establishing New Partnerships: German Unification and the Transformation of German-Polish Relations--Jonathan Murphy * The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Counterrevolution in Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of Communism--Robert Snyder and Tim White * “Seventh of November” from Berliner Ensemble--Douglas Cowie * Specters of Work: Literature and Labor in Post-Socialist Germany--Hunter Bivens * The End of an Event--Benjamin Robinson * Building Consensus: Painting and the Enlightenment Tradition in Post-Wall Germany--Anna Dempsey * Berlin’s History in Context: The Foreign Ministry and the Spreebogen-Complex in the Context of the Architectural Debates--Carol Anne Costabile-Heming * Berlin Mitte and the Anxious Disavowal of Beijing Modernism: Architectural Polemics within Globalization--Daniel Purdy

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"This cosmopolitan and interdisciplinary volume explores the resonance of 1989 in films, novels, architecture, and city planning, as well as in domestic and international politics. Braziel and Gerstenberger have collected an impressive set of original, stimulating, and sometimes provocative essays that trace the enduring significance of the fall of the wall, both in Germany and beyond. This is an important contribution to the growing literature on the end of the Cold War." - James J. Sheehan, Stanford University "The strength of this book is how it looks beyond the borders of Germany to examine the aftermath of 1989 in a transnational context, reading the Berlin Wall itself as 'truly a global phenomenon well beyond its fall.' Scholars of contemporary German will find compelling reading in chapters that make global connections to Japan, Israel, the Soviet Union, and China . . . Recommended." - CHOICE