Living (with) Borders: Identity Discourses on East-West Borders in Europe

Living (with) Borders: Identity Discourses on East-West Borders in Europe

by Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
     
 

ISBN-10: 075460943X

ISBN-13: 9780754609438

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

"This book focuses on the complex cultural identities of people who live in communities that straddle the border that stretches from the Adriatic to the Baltic Sea. The macro world of politics - the outcome of the Second World War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and of Yugoslavia - imposed major social, political and economic changes for each of three generations of…  See more details below

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"This book focuses on the complex cultural identities of people who live in communities that straddle the border that stretches from the Adriatic to the Baltic Sea. The macro world of politics - the outcome of the Second World War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and of Yugoslavia - imposed major social, political and economic changes for each of three generations of people currently living in these communities." A consortium of researchers from the countries in question conducted fieldwork and interviews with members of such three-generation families. All used identical and innovative methods of research and data evaluation. The results unearth an astounding wealth of data relating to people's everyday experiences, their memories of the past, and their understanding of and feelings about 'the others' across the border.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754609438
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Border Regions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Key to Transcription Symbols
1Identity Discourses on East-West Borders in Europe: An Introduction1
2Working Identities: Key Narratives in a Former Border Region in Germany15
3History and Stories: Identity Construction on the Italian-Slovenian Border33
4Shifting Borders: Spatial Constructions of Identity in an Austrian/Slovenian Border Region53
5Bordering Silence: Border Narratives from the Austro-Hungarian Border75
6Traces of German-Czech History in Biographical Interviews at the Border: Constructions of Identities and the Year 1938 in Barenstein-Vejprty95
7Urban Space and the Construction of Identity on the German-Polish Border119
Bibliography141
Index147

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