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Where the World Ended: Re-Unification and Identity in the German Borderland
When the Berlin Wall fell, people who lived along the dismantled border found their lives drastically and rapidly transformed. Daphne Berdahl, through ongoing ethnographic research in a former East German border village, explores the issues of borders and borderland identities that have accompanied the many transitions since 1990. What happens to identity and personhood, s ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published May 10th 1999 by University of California Press
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Jan 13, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading Where the World Ended: Re-Unification and Identity in the German Borderland because I felt it was a perfect introductory text to border studies as a discipline, which I am still mostly unfamiliar with. Although the content of the book was interesting in the way all ethnographies of a conflicted people are interesting to me, it was the method more than the scope of the book that I found to be most useful. Berdahl defined her terms and laid out her research methods clearly ...more