Life among the Ruins - Evans, J.
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As home to 1920s excess and Hitler's Final Solution, Berlin's physical and symbolic landscape was an important staging ground for the highs and lows of modernity. In Cold War Berlin, social and political boundaries were porous, and the rubble gave refuge to a re-emerging gay and lesbian scene, youth gangs, prostitutes, hoods, and hustlers.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
As home to 1920s excess and Hitler's Final Solution, Berlin's physical and symbolic landscape was an important staging ground for the highs and lows of modernity. In Cold War Berlin, social and political boundaries were porous, and the rubble gave refuge to a re-emerging gay and lesbian scene, youth gangs, prostitutes, hoods, and hustlers.
  • Produktdetails
  • Genders and Sexualities in History
  • Verlag: Springer Palgrave Macmillan; Palgrave Macmillan Uk
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-0-230-20202-3
  • 2011
  • Seitenzahl: 332
  • Erscheinungstermin: 13. Oktober 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 500g
  • ISBN-13: 9780230202023
  • ISBN-10: 0230202020
  • Artikelnr.: 44688186
Autorenporträt
JENNIFER V. EVANS is Associate Professor of History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She teaches a variety of courses in 20th century German history, while her primary area of research is the history of sexuality. She has written about the regulation of same-sex sexuality in Cold War Germany, pink triangle victims during and after the Holocaust, and queer erotic photography as a form of self-narration.
Inhaltsangabe
Illustrations and Map Acknowledgements Introduction The Cellar and the Bunker The Street The Train Station Bars, Cafés, Clubs Home Conclusion: Borders and Boundaries Notes Bibliography Index
Rezensionen
"Evans's analysis of the available visual material proves to be innovative and illuminating." - Malte Zierenberg, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

"Greatly aided by her eloquent storytelling, the book reaches out across disciplines and appeals not only to historians of postwar Germany but also to geographers as well as scholars of film, literature, and gender studies." - Yuliya Komska, Dartmouth College, United States
'From mothers sheltering in bunkers, children playing in the ruins, and rent boys plying their trade at train stations, to teenagers courting at the Wannsee, Jennifer Evans brings the experiences of Berliners alive. This is a fascinating book, which should be read by all those with an interest in the social history of the early Cold War.' - Josie McLellan, University of Bristol, UK 'A compelling and imaginative experiment in joining the history of urban space with the histories of social deviance and cultural reconstruction, Evans' book provides a richly detailed portrait of a radically dislocated world.' - Dagmar Herzog, author of Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History 'At last, a much-needed sexual geography of Berlin after the fall of Hitler. Life Among the Ruins takes the reader through the strange world of post-war, pre-Wall Berlin, with its mounds of rubble, its porous borders, and its fluid international population. From the sexual peril of the bunkers to the cheap nostalgia of the café scene, from boys turning tricks at train stations to girls crowding the gates of American military bases - Evans reminds us of the ways city spaces create city people, and the ways city people constitute city spaces. This is a fascinating and rewarding book.' - Elizabeth Heineman, author of Before Porn Was Legal: the Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse 'If you've ever wondered what life must have been like in Germany's capital city immediately after the Second World War, then this is most definitely the book to read, I cannot recommend it more highly...By not becoming too embroiled within a dense quagmire of acute analysis, Life among the Ruins -City and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin is a thorougly enjoyable and informative account of one of the world's greatest cities...' - David Marx Book Reviews Blog…mehr