Life among the Ruins: Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin

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Springer, May 23, 2016 - History - 317 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Cellar and the Bunker
16
2 The Street
46
3 The Train Station
101
4 Bars Cafés Clubs
149
5 Home
181
Borders and Boundaries
219
Notes
226
Bibliography
278
Index
310
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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.

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