Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place in a Unified Germany - Space and Place 1 (Paperback)
  • Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place in a Unified Germany - Space and Place 1 (Paperback)
zoom

Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place in a Unified Germany - Space and Place 1 (Paperback)

(author)
£21.00
Paperback 226 Pages / Published: 01/10/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782383178
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Capital
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Culture And Imperialism
Added to basket
War: What is it good for?
Added to basket
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The World Until Yesterday
Added to basket
Frozen in Time
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Forgotten Voices Of The Great War
Added to basket
Racism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Noise
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Consider The Lobster
Added to basket
Consider the Fork
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Personality
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.