a public event
Divided in Unity: Identity, Germany and the Berlin Police
CEES Book Discussion with author Andreas Glaeser
Thursday, March 09, 2006
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Center for European and Eurasian Studies invites the public to a discussion of the forthcoming book, Divided in Unity: Identity, Germany and the Berlin Police, with author, Andreas Glaeser, Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, University of Chicago. The discussant for the talk TBA.
About the book (from Chicago University Press):
More than a decade after unification, Germany remains deeply divided. Following East and West German police officers on their patrols through the newly-united city of Berlin and observing how they make sense of one another in a fast-changing environment, Andreas Glaeser explains how East-West boundaries have been maintained by the interactions of institutions, practices, and cultural forms-including diverging patterns of understanding rooted in vastly different social systems, readily revived Cold War images, the continuing search for an adequate response to Germany's Nazi past, and the politics and organization of unification, which impose highly asymmetrical burdens on east and west. Glaeser also leverages his ethnography to develop an innovative approach to studying identity formation processes. Central to his theory is an emphasis on the exchange of identifications and the particular ways in which they are deployed and recognized in interpretations, narratives, and performances as parts of face-to-face encounters, political discourses, and organizational practices.
Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public.
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