Back to the postindustrial future : an ethnography of Germany's fastest-shrinking city / Felix Ringel.

Author
Ringel, Felix [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York : Berghahn Books, 2018.
  • ©2018
Description
xiii, 219 pages ; 24 cm.

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How does an urban community come to terms with the loss of its future? The former socialist model city of Hoyerswerda is an extreme case of a declining postindustrial city. Built to serve the GDR coal industry, it lost over half its population to outmigration after German reunification and the coal industry crisis, leading to the large-scale deconstruction of its cityscape. This book tells the story of its inhabitants, now forced to reconsider their futures. Building on recent theoretical work, it advances a new anthropological approach to time, allowing us to investigate the postindustrial era and the futures it has supposedly lost.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: anthropology and the future : notes from a shrinking fieldsite
  • "There can only be one narrative" : postsocialism, shrinkage and the politics of context in Hoyerswerda
  • Reasoning about the past : temporal politics and moral historical education in a city with no future
  • "Hoyerswerda --?" : "
  • once had a future!" : temporal flexibility and the politics of
  • The future
  • Enforced futurism / Prescribed Hopes : Affective Politics and Pedagogies of the Future
  • Performing the future : endurance, maintenance and self-formation in times of shrinkage
  • Conclusion: Coming to terms with the future / "Zukunftsbewaltigung"
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
ISBN
  • 9781785337987 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 178533798X ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2017052484
OCLC
999508509
Other standard number
  • 14734022
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