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The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place
     

The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place

by Karen E. Till
 

The New Berlin is a notable contribution to human geography and to the interdisciplinary literature on social memory and place making. Till’s methods and scholarship have provided the conceptual groundwork for the exploration and development of place making, social memory, and spatial haunting through the particular practices and politics of the

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The New Berlin is a notable contribution to human geography and to the interdisciplinary literature on social memory and place making. Till’s methods and scholarship have provided the conceptual groundwork for the exploration and development of place making, social memory, and spatial haunting through the particular practices and politics of the new Berlin. Her readable style is marked by a narrative economy in which every word and sentence serves the larger purposes of the book. I recommend this book to anyone—student, scholar, or practitioner—who is interested in the social dynamics of memory formation and place making.” —The Professional Geographer

“This book is a well-written ‘first-hand’ account, though it also thoroughly covers academic literature, contemporary news accounts, and archival records.” —German Studies Review

“Karen E. Till's The New Berlin describes the modern metropolis and the ghosts of the past that it has to deal with.” —German World

“Well illustrated and copiously footnoted, this is a cutting-edge study of the power of identity-construction/analysis. Highly recommended.” —CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816640119
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/19/2005
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Karen E. Till is senior lecturer of geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, and codirector of the Space and Place Research Collective at the Institute of Global Studies, University of Minnesota.

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