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City Inside Out (side): Transit Spaces from Berlin's Heterotopian Spaces to Moscow's Metro(scape) 1 edition

City Inside Out (side)
Wael Salah El Din Ahmed Fahmi

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City Inside Out (side)
Transit Spaces from Berlin's Heterotopian Spaces to Moscow's Metro(scape)

Published 2011 by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing in Saarbrucken, Germany .
Written in English.

About the Book

In a territory where non-place and space of flows prevail, a new category of landscape ‘in transit’ is experienced by ‘users on the move’, as they cross ‘in-between boundaries', whilst providing the possibility of a more situational location of the 'urban self' within global mobility. The study proposes a spatio-temporal journey through transit spaces from Berlin's post-GDR Heterotopian Spaces to Moscow's post-Soviet Metro(scape) along West-East Metropolitan Corridor. The cases of Berlin and Moscow are explored in the context of their reconstructed global urban images, whilst shaping local construction of place identity. From the historical erasure of socialist symbols to recent postmodern spatiality, Berlin's Heterotopian Spaces and Moscow's Metro(scape) are experienced as hybrid transit spaces at the frontier of post-socialist transformation. The reinvention of Berlin and Moscow, as World Class Cities and as venues of contested West-East transformation, raises issues of how politics, history, and place making and visioning are interlinked in the spatial constitution and expression of collective memory and cultural identities.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Chapter One: Post-Tourism and Urban Images
The Tourist Gaze
The Post-Tourist Experience
Post-Socialist Heritage Tourism
Chapter Two: The Neo-Flâneur's Spatial Navigation
Heterotopias and Transit Spaces
The Flâneur’s Narratives
Eye-Swiping and Urban Photography
The Neo-Flâneur’s Urban Gaze
Chapter Three: Moscow's Post-Soviet Metro(scape)
Metro’s Historical Narratives
Narratives of Transition within Post-Soviet Metro(scape)
Spaces of Transition
Spaces of Marginalisation
Spaces of Globalisation
Manezhnaya Square
GUM State Universal Store
Chapter Four: Berlin's Post-GDR Heterotopian Spaces
Navigation within Berlin's Heterotopias
Post-Socialist Transformation
Post-Reunification Urban Strategies
Post-GDR Heterotopian Spaces
Spaces of Memories
The Berlin Wall
Brandenburger Gate
Palast der Republik
Alexander Platz
Spaces of Resistance - Spandauer Vorstadt
Spaces of Marginalisation - Kreuzberg
Spaces of Globalisation - Potsdamer Platz
Chapter Five: Transit Spaces from Berlin to Moscow
Narratives of Transition
Meaning and Urban Memory
End Notes

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