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04. Focus on German Studies, Volume 20 (2013), Renaming Streets, Inverting Perspectives: Acts of Postcolonial Memory Citizenship In Berlin

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04. Focus on German Studies, Volume 20 (2013), Renaming Streets, Inverting Perspectives: Acts of Postcolonial Memory Citizenship In Berlin

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dc.contributor.author Engler, Jenny
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-24T15:56:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-24T15:56:00Z
dc.date.created 2013
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier http://journals.uc.edu/index.php/fogs/article/view/39
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.UC/743842
dc.description In October 2004, the local assemblyman Christoph Ziermann proposed a motion to rename “Mohrenstraße” (Blackamoor Street) in the city center of Berlin (BVV- Mitte, “Drucksache 1507/II”) and thereby set in train a debate about how to deal with the colonial past of Germany and the material and semantic marks of this past, present in public space. The proposal was discussed heatedly in the media, within the local assembly, in public meetings, in university departments, by historians and linguists, by postcolonial and anti-racist activists, by developmental non-profit organizations, by local politicians, and also by a newly founded citizens’ initiative, garnering much attention. After much attention was given to “Mohrenstraße,” the issue of renaming, finally came to include the so-called African quarter in the north of Berlin, where several streets named after former colonial regions and, most notably, after colonial actors are located.
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Cincinnati. German Graduate Student Association
dc.relation http://journals.uc.edu/index.php/fogs/article/view/39/26
dc.relation.ispartof Focus on German Studies, Volume 20 (2013)
dc.rights Copyright (c) 2015 Focus on German Studies
dc.subject German
dc.subject Culture
dc.subject Mohrenstraße
dc.subject Post-colonialism
dc.subject.lcsh Berlin
dc.subject.lcsh Street names
dc.title 04. Focus on German Studies, Volume 20 (2013), Renaming Streets, Inverting Perspectives: Acts of Postcolonial Memory Citizenship In Berlin
dc.title.alternative Renaming Streets, Inverting Perspectives: Acts of Postcolonial Memory Citizenship In Berlin
dc.type Article
dc.publisher.digital Focus on German Studies
dc.publisher.OLinstitution University of Cincinnati
dc.publisher.OLrepository University of Cincinnati. Langsam Library


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