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Materializing Identities in Socialist and Post-Socialist Cities

Ira, Jaroslav - Janáč, Jiří (eds.)

paperback,  164 pp., 1. edition
published: January 2018
ISBN 9788024635903
recommended price:  210 CZK

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This volume deals with the materialization of identity in urban space. Urban spaces played an important role in the formation of national identities in post-socialist successor states, whereas the articulation of national identities markedly affected the appearance of the post-socialist cities. Opened by an overview of the research on (post)socialist cities in recent urban history, the book traces the post-socialist intertwining of space and identities in case studies that include Astana and Almaty, Chisinau and Tiraspol, and Skopje, while also linking it to the socialist urbanism, exemplified by the case study on postwar Minsk.