The Underground: Subversion and the Social Imaginary in the Global North

This project concerns the intellectual and cultural history of "the underground", one of the most powerful metaphors of the modern era. By combining the methods of Hans Blumenberg's metaphorology and Reinhart Koselleck's science of historical experience, this study plans to develop a theory of resistance that interprets the underground as an imagined space: a world of secret social relations that yields novel forms of political consciousness.

Principal Investigators
Mergel, Thomas Prof. Dr. (Details) (European History of the 20th Century)

Financer
Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

Duration of Project
Start date: 09/2018
End date: 06/2019

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