Luke Bennett's In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker: Affect, Materiality and PDF

By Luke Bennett

During the chilly battle army and civil defence bunkers have been an evocative materialisation of lethal army stand-off. They have been additionally an emblem of a deeply affective, pervasive anxiousness in regards to the prospect of world-destroying nuclear conflict. yet following the unexpected fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 those websites have been quickly deserted, and uncovered to either fabric and semantic ruination.

This quantity investigates the makes use of and meanings now projected onto those seeming clean, derelict areas. It explores how engagements with bunker ruins supply fertile flooring for the examine of improvised which means making, place-attachment, pastime practices, social materiality and trauma reviews. With its commentators ranging around the arts and arts and the social sciences, this multi-disciplinary assortment units a priority with the phenomenological characteristics of those locations as modern ruins – and in their unusual affective affordances – along scholarship reading how those areas include, and/or differently hook up with their chilly warfare originations and function either materially and during reminiscence and trauma.

Each contribution reflexively considers the method of enticing with those locations – and even if through the archive or direct sensory immersion. In doing so the e-book broadens the bunker’s modern signification and contributes to theoretically educated research of ruination, position attachment, that means making, and fabric tradition.

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