Miriam Friz Trzeciak
Search for other papers by Miriam Friz Trzeciak in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
and
Manuel Peters
Search for other papers by Manuel Peters in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Decolonising Cottbus
Unmasking coloniality/modernity and ‘imperial difference’ in post (real)socialist urban sites of remembrance
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This chapter reflects on strategies for decolonising the post(real)socialist city in the present and future. Inspired by the demands of postcolonial and decolonial urban initiatives, we trace three sites of remembrance in Cottbus, Germany. Highlighting the complex ways of how (real)socialist modernity was involved in the reproduction of the ‘coloniality of power’, we uncover different processes of social hierarchisation and classification that have shaped the urban context. At the same time, we reflect on the critical potential that (real)socialism offered against colonial orders and relations. We conceptualise the different facets of modernity/coloniality in the urban post(real)socialist space as urban ‘imperial difference’. Uncovering urban sites of remembrance that reflect the colonial legacy of (real)socialism in their meaning for the transformed society of Germany today, however, means making explicit the profound processes of racial hierarchisation and exclusion in the city.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

All of MUP's digital content including Open Access books and journals is now available on manchesterhive.

 

European cities

Modernity, race and colonialism

Editors: and

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 242 157 16
Full Text Views 20 9 0
PDF Downloads 23 13 0