Preservation and National Belonging in Eastern Germany: Heritage Fetishism and Redeeming Germanness

Hardcover | October 2, 2012

byJason 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 heritage fetishism, claims to hometown belonging, and the performative appropriation of cultural property.

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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 heritage fetishism, claims to hometown belonging, and the performative appropriation of cultural property.

JASON C. JAMES is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Mary Washington, USA. In addition to his research on Eisenach, he has published journal articles on the reconstruction of the Church of Our Lady in Dresden and the politics of culture in unified Germany.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.05 × 5.73 × 0.78 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230320341

ISBN - 13:9780230320345

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Figures
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
List of Works Cited
Index