Det skadelige 'rum': Om Det Tredje Riges paratopier

Translated title of the contribution: Dead 'space': On the paratopias of Nazism

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The development of spatial concepts and metaphors during and immediately before the Nazi acquisition of power in Germany form an awkward antecendent of the recent 'spatial turn' of theoretical attention in the humanities. This article explores six of the period's influential spatial discourses in search of their respective 'paratopia', a term signifying both a spatial project negating existing social and cultural space (topology), the active efforts to 'inscribe' that negation in the negated space (topography), and finally, the resulting 'inscription' of the negation in the shape of a broken space (kakotope).
Translated title of the contributionDead 'space': On the paratopias of Nazism
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationÆstetiske topologier : Grænser, brud og mobilitet i litteratur og kunst
EditorsAnne Elisabeth Sejten
Number of pages44
Place of PublicationHellerup
PublisherForlaget Spring
Publication date15 Dec 2014
ISBN (Print)9788792381675
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2014

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