Postsocialist Landscapes

Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, formerly socialist countries have gone through manifold transformations, whilst remnants of socialism remain ubiquitous. The volume explores various spaces of the postsocialist landscape, presenting a mixture of real and imaginary spaces, of memory and nostalgia, of aesthetic and political symbolism, of the global East and the global South, of academic and essayistic writing. It casts a glance at the heterogeneous relics of socialism and their transformation in very different parts of the world. From the description of (post-)socialist interiors, façades, neighborhoods, parks, monuments, and objects towards the imaginary spaces of literature, the contributors describe the concreteness and intimacy of some of the places that span across and even beyond of what is left of the »second world« today.

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2020-04-09, 328 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5124-9

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Author(s)
Thomas Lahusen / Schamma Schahadat (eds.)
Book title
Postsocialist Landscapes Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
328
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 37 SW-Abbildungen, 8 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5124-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC
BISAC-Code
SOC022000
THEMA-Code
JBCC
Release date
2020-04-09
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Gesellschaft, Raum, Erinnerungskultur
Readership
East European Studies, Slavic Studies, History, Asian Studies, Comparative Literatures, Anthropology, Urban Studies
Keywords/Tags
(Post-)Socialism, Urban Studies, Literature, East European Studies, Hybrid Spatialities, Memory Culture, Space, Society, Cultural Studies

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