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dc.contributor.authorUrang, John Griffith
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05T23:35:44Z
dc.date.available2019-02-05T23:35:44Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationUrang, J. (2013). “Everything has its Limits!” The Berlin Wall and the Problem of Desire. Konturen, 4, 108-145. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5399/uo/konturen.4.0.2441en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/24322
dc.description38 pagesen_US
dc.description.abstractBy the East German authorities’ account, the “Anti-Fascist Wall of Protection,” or Berlin Wall, was built to thwart hordes of anti-communist commandos poised to invade the socialist republic. If the Party acknowledged the stream of refugees from East to West at all, it was only to decry the efforts of paid agitators luring or coercing skilled East German workers over the border. These paranoid scenarios, I will argue, represented more than just hard-line propaganda and political expediency; they arose from fundamental assumptions about the psyche and society. Through an exploration of East German cultural responses to the construction of the Wall, my paper outlines the ideological fantasies of the individual and social body that precipitated this drastic measure.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0-USen_US
dc.title"Everything has its Limits!" The Berlin Wall and the Problem of Desireen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5399/uo/konturen.4.0.2441


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