Under Construction

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Eike-Christian Heine (Ed.)

Building the Material and the Imagined World

ISBN 978-3-643-90700-4
Band-Nr. 30
Jahr 2016
Seiten 200
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kultur und Technik. Schriftenreihe des Internationalen Zentrums für Kultur- und


On construction sites the world is altered in a very solid,
material way. This is not the whole story, of course: If
someone builds a house, a railroad or any other thing, there
is more under construction than the mere object itself. With
spade and excavator contemporary imaginations, visions and
historical concepts are equally reshaped or renewed.
Interventions into the physical landscape are always
accompanied by interventions into the imaginary landscape.

In the present volume eleven authors from seven European
countries examine the discursive alongside the performative
construction of reality when things are being built.
Construction sites are ideal objects for a cultural studies
approach, as they show that the world not so much has a
certain state but that the world is constantly being
rebuilt, reshaped and reimagined.

Eike-Christian Heine is researcher at the
Department for the History of the Impact of Technology at
Stuttgart University.