Reflections on Camps – Space, Agency, Materiality
Antje Senarclens de Grancy/Heidrun Zettelbauer (Hg.)
zeitgeschichte 4/2018
Göttingen-Wien: V&R Unipress, Vienna University Press, 1st Edition, 2019
Englisch, 174 Seiten mit 16 Abbildungen, broschiert
ISBN 978-8471-0851-1
EUR 19,99

Camps as a global and ubiquitious mass phenomenon of the present and a flexible isolation tool for/against specific socially, politically, or ethnically defined groups are at the center of current policies and societal debates. In this volume, the authors explore camps as (cultural) spaces in a broad sense and deal with their complex dimensions as sites of the Modern. They examine camp spaces and their socal configurations, architectural qualitites, symbolic functions as well as cultural representations in an intent to define the inscribed ambivalences, inconsistencies and paradoxes of the phenomenon. Positioned within different disciplinary contexts (Contemporary History, Visual Studies, Architectural History, Refugee and Gender Studies), the assembled articles present a wide range of understandings and approaches to space, materiality and the relations between governance and agency.


Antje Senarclens de Grancy is assistant professor at the Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies.
Heidrun Zettelbauer is associate professor at the Institute of History, University of Graz.