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Berlin calling : a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin / Paul Hockenos.

Author/Creator:
Hockenos, Paul, 1963- author.
Publication:
New York : The New Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1990-
Berlin (Germany) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Berlin (Germany) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Germany.
Germany -- Berlin.
Berlin Wall (Germany : 1961-1989)
City and town life -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989.
Social change -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
Post-communism -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music -- Germany -- Berlin -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
ART -- Art & Politics.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Punk.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
City and town life.
Manners and customs
Political culture.
Popular culture
Popular music
Post-communism.
Social change.
Social conditions.
Local subjects:
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
ART -- Art & Politics.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Punk.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the Wall. Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 'peaceful revolution' in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It's the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day. In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin's highly politicized undergrounds--including playwright Heiner Muller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation--Hockenos argues that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today. Just as Mike Davis captured Los Angeles in his City of Quartz, Berlin Calling is a unique account of how Berlin became hip, and of why it continues to attract creative types from the world over"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
I. West Berlin
Learning to love the Wall
Bowie's Berlin
Wall City rock
Free Republic of Kreuzberg
II. East Berlin
Flowers in the Red Zone
Glasnost from below
III. The new Berlin
The miracle year
One nation, one state, one city
Peace, joy, pancakes
Conclusion : Berlin now.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-319) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Other format:
Online version: Hockenos, Paul, 1963- Berlin calling.
ISBN:
9781620971956
162097195X
OCLC:
959535547
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