"Kept Things": Heterotopic Provocations in the Museal Representation of East German Everyday Life
"Kept Things": Heterotopic Provocations in the Museal Representation of East German Everyday Life

Author(s): Anne Winkler
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Центр независимых социологических исследований (ЦНСИ)
Keywords: Heterotopia; East Germany; Everyday Life; Postsocialism; Museums; Michel Foucault; Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR; DOK; Material Culture; History; Representation

Summary/Abstract: This article undertakes a reciprocally informed analysis of Michel Foucault's concept of heterotopia and the temporary exhibition Aufgehobene Dinge: Ein Frauenleben in Ost-Berlin (Kept Things: A Woman's Life in East Berlin), on display in Eisenhuettenstadt, Germany, from March 28, 2010, until May 5, 2011.

  • Issue Year: 6/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 101-122
  • Page Count: 22