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Neue Gegenwärtigkeiten in Hoyerswerda: Zur Anthropologie und Zukunft Ostdeutschlands

  • Felix RingelEmail author
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Zusammenfassung

Wie kann man 25 Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung als interessierter Beobachter die Gegenwart Ostdeutschlands denken? Mithilfe der sozialanthropologischen Literatur zum Osten Deutschlands wird in diesem Beitrag versucht, eine theoretisch fundierte Perspektive zu entwickeln, die diese Gegenwart weder über den Bezug zur DDR-Vergangenheit noch über eine Fokussierung auf die Zukunftsprobleme Ostdeutschlands erforscht. Als empirisches Material dienen dabei drei verschiedene Jugendprojekte aus Hoyerswerda, der ehemaligen 2. Sozialistischen Modellstadt der DDR und 2009 Deutschlands am schnellsten schrumpfender Stadt. Mithilfe der Analyse dieses ethnografischen Materials werden sowohl die öffentlich-medialen Diskurse zum Osten als auch die Wissensproduktion der Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften zu diesem Thema hinterfragt. Es wird aufgezeigt, dass jedweder Bezug zur Vergangenheit und Zukunft als in spezifische gegenwärtige Interessen, Konflikte und soziale Beziehungen eingebundene Praktiken verstanden werden sollten. Diese Neuverortung der Ostdeutschen in der Gegenwart soll ihr Verhältnis zu den anderen Zeitdimensionen entproblematisieren und somit eine neue, kreative Gegenwärtigkeit im Denken über den Osten für Ost- und Westdeutsche sowie Wissenschaftler, Journalisten und andere Wissensproduzenten ermöglichen.

Schlüsselwörter

Anthropologie Zeit Zukunft Ostalgie Postsozialismus Schrumpfung Hoyerswerda Erzwungene/kreative Gegenwärtigkeiten 

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  1. 1.WienÖsterreich

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