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Genders and Sexualities in History

Life among the Ruins

Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin

Authors: 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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

"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


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Evans, Jennifer V.

  • The Cellar and the Bunker

    Pages 16-45

    Evans, Jennifer V.

  • The Street

    Pages 46-100

    Evans, Jennifer V.

  • The Train Station

    Pages 101-148

    Evans, Jennifer V.

  • Bars, Cafés, Clubs

    Pages 149-180

    Evans, Jennifer V.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life among the Ruins
Book Subtitle
Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-31665-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230316652
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20201-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-20202-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 317
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