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The Resource What remains : everyday encounters with the socialist past in Germany, Jonathan Bach

What remains : everyday encounters with the socialist past in Germany, Jonathan Bach

Label
What remains : everyday encounters with the socialist past in Germany
Title
What remains
Title remainder
everyday encounters with the socialist past in Germany
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bach
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when an entire modern state's material culture becomes abruptly obsolete? How do ordinary people encounter what remains? In this ethnography, Jonathan Bach examines the afterlife of East Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, as things and places from that vanished socialist past continue to circulate and shape the politics of memory. What Remains traces the unsettling effects of these unmoored artifacts on the German present, arguing for a rethinking of the role of the everyday as a site of reckoning with difficult pasts. Bach juxtaposes four sites where the stakes of the everyday appear: products commodified as nostalgia, amateur museums dedicated to collecting everyday life under socialism, the "people's palace" that captured the national imagination through its destruction, and the feared and fetishized Berlin Wall. Moving from the local, the intimate, and the small to the national, the impersonal, and the large, this book's interpenetrating chapters show the unexpected social and political force of the ordinary in the production of memory. What Remains offers a unique vantage point on the workings of the everyday in situations of radical discontinuity, contributing to new understandings of postsocialism and the intricate intersection of material remains and memory
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bach, Jonathan P. G
Dewey number
335.430943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HX274
LC item number
.B33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialism
  • Nostalgia
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
What remains : everyday encounters with the socialist past in Germany, Jonathan Bach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-243) 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
Introduction -- "The taste remains" -- Collecting communism -- Unbuilding -- The wall after the wall -- Epilogue : exit ghost
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780231182706
Lccn
2017009184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027423704
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn984743018
  • (OCoLC)984743018
Label
What remains : everyday encounters with the socialist past in Germany, Jonathan Bach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-243) 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
Introduction -- "The taste remains" -- Collecting communism -- Unbuilding -- The wall after the wall -- Epilogue : exit ghost
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780231182706
Lccn
2017009184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027423704
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn984743018
  • (OCoLC)984743018

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