Preservation and National Belonging in Eastern Germany

Heritage Fetishism and Redeeming Germanness

  • Jason James

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jason James
    Pages 28-61
  3. Jason James
    Pages 62-91
  4. Jason James
    Pages 127-155
  5. Jason James
    Pages 156-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 178-216

About this book


Drawing on cultural anthropology and cultural studies, this book sheds new light on the everyday politics of heritage and memory by illuminating local, everyday engagements with Germanness through heritage fetishism, claims to hometown belonging, and the performative appropriation of cultural property.


anthropology cultural studies Germany nation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jason James
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Mary WashingtonUSA

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