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When the Berlin Wall fell, people who lived along the dismantled border found their lives drastically and rapidly transformed. Daphne Berdahl, through ongoing ethnographic research in a former East German border village, explores the issues of borders and borderland identities that have accompanied the many transitions since 1990. What happens to identity and personhood, she asks, when a political and economic system collapses overnight? How do people negotiate and manipulate a liminal condition created by the disappearance of a significant frame of reference?

Berdahl concentrates especially on how these changes have affected certain "border zones" of daily lifeand#151;including social organization, gender, religion, and nationalityand#151;in a place where literal, indeed concrete, borders were until recently a very powerful presence. Borders, she argues, are places of ambiguity as well as of intense lucidity; these qualities may in fact be mutually constitutive. She shows how, in a moment of headlong historical transformation, larger political, economic, and social processes are manifested locally and specifically. In the process of a transition between two German states, people have invented, and to some extent ritualized, cultural practices that both reflect and constitute profound identity transformations in a period of intense social discord. Where the World Ended combines a vivid ethnographic account of everyday life under socialist rule and after German reunification with an original investigation of the paradoxical human condition of a borderland.

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"Berdahl's vibrant book tackles core themes and weaves together pressing issues in dynamic ways. . . . It is theoretically sophisticated and well-written, [and] there are, to my knowledge, no books quite like this in the field at present. Its contribution will be original, its scholarship unquestioned."and#151;Uli Linke, author of Blood and Nation

About the Author

Daphne Berdahl is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520214774
Subtitle:
Re-Unification and Identity in the German Borderland
Author:
Berdahl, Daphne
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
International
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Boundaries
Subject:
Germany (west)
Subject:
Germany (east)
Subject:
Social change -- Germany -- Kella.
Subject:
Germany History Unification, 1990.
Subject:
Borderlands - Germany (East)
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 b/w photographs, 2 maps
Pages:
307
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 17 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Modern Germany
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"Berdahl's vibrant book tackles core themes and weaves together pressing issues in dynamic ways. . . . It is theoretically sophisticated and well-written, [and] there are, to my knowledge, no books quite like this in the field at present. Its contribution will be original, its scholarship unquestioned."and#151;Uli Linke, author of Blood and Nation
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