Publ.: Poor, But Sexy – Reflections on Berlin Scenes

Stahl, Geoff (ed.):
„Poor, But Sexy – Reflections on Berlin Scenes“
Peter Lang: Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien (2014)
225 pages
ISBN 978-3-0343-1339-1

Poor, But Sexy: Reflections on Berlin Scenes offers readers a varied cross-section of the city’s scenes, providing a prismatic view of one of Europe’s mythical cultural capitals. The authors gathered here address a range of topics, including Turkish gay clubs, queer filmmaking, record labels, the legendary Russendisko, electronic music festivals, the city’s famous techno scene, the clandestine dimensions of its nighttime club culture, and the fraught emergence of the Mediaspree. With the shifting context of post-Wende Berlin its backdrop, this collection puts into relief an electic array of case studies, presenting to readers interested in exploring urban issues a number of critical and analytical perspectives on the city’s cultural life as it moves into the twenty-first century. Poor, But Sexy is an important contribution to the critical analysis of the cultural spaces in the city, and allows readers access to one of the few scholarly overviews of Berlin’s varied cultural life available in English.

With contributions by Kira Kosnick, David-Emil Wickström, Christoph Jacke & Sandra Passaro, Carlo Nardi, Anja Schwanhäusser, Bastian Lange, Ger Zielinski, Beate Peter, Geoff Stahl, Enis Oktay.

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