As home to 1920s excess and Hitler's Final Solution, Berlin's physical and symbolic landscape was an important staging ground for the highs and lows of modernity. In Cold War Berlin, social and political boundaries were porous, and the rubble gave refuge to a re-emerging gay and lesbian scene, youth gangs, prostitutes, hoods, and hustlers (Publisher summary).

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Keywords Social History, European History, History of Germany and Central Europe, Modern History, Cultural History, Sociology of Familiy, Youth and Aging
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 978-0-230-31665-2
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230316652
Series Genders and Sexualities in History
Citation
Evans, J.V. (2010). Life among the Ruins. Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin. In Genders and Sexualities in History. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230316652