From Ruins to Places: On the Relationship of Cultural Sociology to Phenomenology.
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|Popis||Contemporary forms of urban memory are unseparable from various form of ruins, including industrial ruins, traces of bombings of the second WW transformed into ruins. There are various practices of urban preservation, tourist remakes and retrofashions that aestheticize the traces of the past into ruins. The first part of my paper focuses on conceptual differences between cultural sociology and material culture studies over the materiality of memorial objects. My reconstruction of this controversy deals with their theoretical presuppositions linked to concepts like social function, social construction, history and agency. The second part outlines how cultural sociology of urban memory could be enriched by existential phenomenology’s accent on the relationship of a lived body and place.|