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New special issue: Divided Twin Towns (Journal of Social Studies 14/01)
Divided twin towns are laboratories. The sociological debates suggest that they are laboratories first of all of the new EU enlargement process and the trans-border integration of former national societies. But it is also important to stress the historical heritage that is imprinted in the social structure of the towns: the trends in earlier migration, the memorialization of historical harms, the long-standing stereotypes between ethnic groups. The papers of this monothematic issue represent a wide perspective from the German‒Polish borderland to the former Yugoslavia. Most of the authors come from the disciplines of sociology, social geography and social history. The subject of divided twin towns is a very characteristic problematic of Central Europe.
Máté David Tamáska: Divided Twin Towns
Tamás Hardi, Andrea Uszkai: Theoretical Models of Cross-border Integration
Ranka Perić Romić, Duško Trninić, Dalibor Savić: Divided Brothers: Ex-Double Towns Brod and Slavonski Brod
Dariusz Gierczak: Town Pairs, Divided Border Towns and Places of Integration: The Case of Görlitz/Zgorzelec
Zsolt Bottlik: A Divided Townscape? Ethnic Segregation in Bosnia and Herzegovina – the Mostar Case
Kamilla Dolińska, Natalia Niedźwiecka-Iwańczak: German Neighbours from Across the River – Insiders? Strangers? Others?
Marcin Dębicki, Wojciech Doliński: A Look across the River at Frankfurt- Oder and Its Inhabitants: Stereotypes and Liking in the Polish-German Divided Town in View of Social Geography
Igor Jelen, Kurt Scharr, Ernst Steinicke: The Case of Gorizia/Gorica: A Sequence of Missed Geo-political and Geo-economic Opportunities