(Re)searching Gothenburg. The Post-industrial City:Göteborg and Greifswald. 1. Auflage Lisa Gutman
Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Scandinavian Languages, grade: 2,0, Göteborg University (Cultural Sciences), course: Scandinavian Studies: Cultural and Social Perspectives, language: English, abstract: In accordance with the book (re)searching Gothenburg, the aim of this essay is to show that general social processes can also be studied in smaller and peripheral cities, together with their unique aspects (Holgersson et al., p 26) - but, above that, to take that idea one step further into the periphery of the world. Accordingly, this essay is going to analyse a small, rather unimportant and unknown city in north-eastern Germany: the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald. The paper looks at the historical and cultural development and significance of Greifswald. It concludes that this small, rather unimportant and unknown city in north-eastern Germany might be the perfect example of a successful transformation with its historic, but renovated inner city, the cobblestoned streets with modern small shops, altogether with its particular nerdy, campus-like, and authentic feel. Lisa Gutman, geboren 1989 in Berlin, studierte Germanistik uns Skandinavistik in Greifswald und Göteborg, bevor sie sich im Masterstudium an der Freien Universität Berlin auf Neuere deutsche Literatur spezialisierte. Heute lebt und arbeitet sie im Südwesten Berlins.