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The Resource Berlin, Alexanderplatz : transforming place in a unifed Germany, Gisa Weszkalnys

Berlin, Alexanderplatz : transforming place in a unifed Germany, Gisa Weszkalnys

Label
Berlin, Alexanderplatz : transforming place in a unifed Germany
Title
Berlin, Alexanderplatz
Title remainder
transforming place in a unifed Germany
Statement of responsibility
Gisa Weszkalnys
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A benchmark study in the changing field of urban anthropology, Berlin, Alexanderplatz is an ethnographic examination of the rapid transformation of the unified Berlin. Through a captivating account of the controversy around this symbolic public square in East Berlin, the book raises acute questions about expertise, citizenship, government and belonging. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the city administration bureaus, developers' offices, citizen groups and in Alexanderplatz itself, the author advances a richly innovative analysis of the multiplicity of place. She reveals how Alexanderplatz is assembled through the encounters between planners, citizen activists, social workers, artists and ordinary Berliners, in processes of popular participation and personal narratives, in plans, timetables, documents and files, and in the distribution of pipes, tram tracks and street lights. Alexanderplatz emerges as a socialist spatial exemplar, a ̀future' under construction, an object of grievance, and a vision of robust public space. This book is both a critical contribution to the anthropology of contemporary modernity and a radical intervention in current cross-disciplinary debates on the city. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Weszkalnys, Gisa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Space and place
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public spaces
  • Alexanderplatz (Berlin, Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Label
Berlin, Alexanderplatz : transforming place in a unifed Germany, Gisa Weszkalnys
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch 1. Introduction -- ch 2. Constructing a future Berlin -- ch 3.The disintegration of a socialist exemplar -- ch 4. Promising Plans -- ch.5. The object of grievance -- ch 6. A robust square -- ch.7.Whose Alexanderplatz
Control code
437298824
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9781845457235
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Berlin, Alexanderplatz : transforming place in a unifed Germany, Gisa Weszkalnys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch 1. Introduction -- ch 2. Constructing a future Berlin -- ch 3.The disintegration of a socialist exemplar -- ch 4. Promising Plans -- ch.5. The object of grievance -- ch 6. A robust square -- ch.7.Whose Alexanderplatz
Control code
437298824
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9781845457235
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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