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Strandburgen: Eine deutsche Lust? : Zum Strandurlaub seit dem späten neunzehnten Jahrhundert

Kolbe, Wiebke LU (2020) Narrating and Constructing the Beach In spectrum Literaturwissenschaft / spectrum Literature 68. p.236-254
Abstract
From the 1880s until the ban of this practice in the 1970s, German vacationers built sandcastles, some of which were artfully decorated and awarded prizes in competitions by the spa administrations. Research regards this as a manifestation of a ‘typical German’ national character. The article counters this approach with an interpretation that understands sandcastles as metaphors for typical characteristics and principles of tourism, whose main feature is ambivalence. On the basis of the contrastive pairs familiarity - strangeness, proximity - distance, work - leisure, and centre - marginality, this ambivalence is carved out, and it is shown how it is applicable to the building of sandcastles since the late nineteenth century. At the same... (More)
From the 1880s until the ban of this practice in the 1970s, German vacationers built sandcastles, some of which were artfully decorated and awarded prizes in competitions by the spa administrations. Research regards this as a manifestation of a ‘typical German’ national character. The article counters this approach with an interpretation that understands sandcastles as metaphors for typical characteristics and principles of tourism, whose main feature is ambivalence. On the basis of the contrastive pairs familiarity - strangeness, proximity - distance, work - leisure, and centre - marginality, this ambivalence is carved out, and it is shown how it is applicable to the building of sandcastles since the late nineteenth century. At the same time, it is shown which meanings and functions sandcastles possessed in the respective historical contexts of the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and National Socialism. (Less)
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havsbad, strandsemester, 1900-talet, Tyskland, strandborgar
host publication
Narrating and Constructing the Beach : An Interdisciplinary Approach - An Interdisciplinary Approach
series title
spectrum Literaturwissenschaft / spectrum Literature
editor
Breidenbach, Carina ; Fröhler, Tamara ; Pensel, Dominik ; Simon, Katharina ; Telsnik, Florian and Wittmann, Martin
volume
68
pages
18 pages
publisher
De Gruyter
conference name
Narrating and Constructing the Beach
conference location
Munich, Germany
conference dates
2018-06-14 - 2018-06-16
ISSN
1860-210X
ISBN
978-3-11-067137-7
978-3-11-067229-9
DOI
10.1515/9783110672244-011
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German
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yes
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28799b7b-39fb-4979-a22a-85c2a2aca28a
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  abstract     = {From the 1880s until the ban of this practice in the 1970s, German vacationers built sandcastles, some of which were artfully decorated and awarded prizes in competitions by the spa administrations. Research regards this as a manifestation of a ‘typical German’ national character. The article counters this approach with an interpretation that understands sandcastles as metaphors for typical characteristics and principles of tourism, whose main feature is ambivalence. On the basis of the contrastive pairs familiarity - strangeness, proximity - distance, work - leisure, and centre - marginality, this ambivalence is carved out, and it is shown how it is applicable to the building of sandcastles since the late nineteenth century. At the same time, it is shown which meanings and functions sandcastles possessed in the respective historical contexts of the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and National Socialism.},
  author       = {Kolbe, Wiebke},
  booktitle    = {Narrating and Constructing the Beach : An Interdisciplinary Approach},
  editor       = {Breidenbach, Carina and Fröhler, Tamara and Pensel, Dominik and Simon, Katharina and Telsnik, Florian and Wittmann, Martin},
  isbn         = {978-3-11-067137-7},
  issn         = {1860-210X},
  language     = {ger},
  pages        = {236--254},
  publisher    = {De Gruyter},
  series       = {spectrum Literaturwissenschaft / spectrum Literature},
  title        = {Strandburgen: Eine deutsche Lust? : Zum Strandurlaub seit dem späten neunzehnten Jahrhundert},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110672244-011},
  doi          = {10.1515/9783110672244-011},
  volume       = {68},
  year         = {2020},
}