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Burdens of Eternity? Heritage, Identity, and the "Great Transition'' in the Ruhr

Berger, Stefan; Wicke, Christian; Golombek, Jana


The industrial past has become an inescapable and fundamental component of the identity of the Ruhr region. Throughout the twentieth century the Ruhr acquired a diverse public self-perception-incorporating multiculturalism, football, nationalism, urbanity, and nature-that was strongly imbued by images of the industrial past. Over recent decades, representations of the Ruhr's industrial heritage have been driven by a desire to build the future of the region on a proud sense of its past. However,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: The Public Historian
DOI: 10.1525/tph.2017.39.4.21
Access Rights: Open Access


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