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Form And Meaning: How Media's Representation Tells The Story Of The Berlin Wall, In Young Lee Jul 2012

Form And Meaning: How Media's Representation Tells The Story Of The Berlin Wall, In Young Lee

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When the Berlin Wall fell, the first reaction of the citizens of Berlin was to destroy the loathed barrier altogether. As early as 1991, the city of Berlin firmly rejected and questioned the idea of attributing monument status to the Wall. Why should they have to preserve the border fortifications which marked the city with a sad universal notoriety? Today the Wall is approached and interpreted from a wider perspective that includes a border landscape and a sociopolitical landscape. The Wall serves as a visual object that illustrates a pictorial phenomenon in the context of political communication. Although the 'Iron ...