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The New Berlin is a book best described as “critical ethnography” about German memorial spaces representing changing identity politics and conflicts about divisive historical identities. It is a meticulously researched collection of essays written over a range of time, which provides an insight into a place in time and identity politics around space that is probably most often represented by modern-day blogs. It takes notes and sources from a widely diverse selection of material that Till weaves...
Till digs beneath the landscape of Berlin, showing readers the scar tissue of a deeply wounded city. Theory is employed with a light touch that keeps readers gripped to the finish. A brilliant example of critical ethnography and meticulous scholarship.
An amazing collection of musings and reflections on the current state of Berlin. Through mapping its architecture as memory through place-making, Berlin is a city in constant editing in the twenty-first century.
Not done yet, but so far really interesting. Talks about how Berlin has dealt with it's recent history by looking at its architecture and urban planning.
Boooring!! Non-fiction has come a long way baby.