Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany / Edition 1

Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany / Edition 1

by Uta G. Poiger
     
 


"This significant contribution to German history pioneers a conceptually sophisticated approach to German-German relations. Poiger has much to say about the construction of both gender norms and masculine and feminine identities, and she has valuable insights into the role that notions of race played in defining and reformulating those identities and prescriptive… See more details below

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"This significant contribution to German history pioneers a conceptually sophisticated approach to German-German relations. Poiger has much to say about the construction of both gender norms and masculine and feminine identities, and she has valuable insights into the role that notions of race played in defining and reformulating those identities and prescriptive behaviors in the German context. The book will become a 'must read' for German historians."—Heide Fehrenbach, author of Cinema in Democratizing Germany

"Poiger breaks new ground in this history of the postwar Germanies. The book will serve as a model for all future studies of comparative German-German history."—Robert G. Moeller, author of Protecting Motherhood

"Jazz, Rock, and Rebels exemplifies the exciting work currently emerging out of transnational analyses. [A] well-written and well-argued study."—Priscilla Wald, author of Constituting Americans

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520211391
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/03/2000
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
685,815
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction1
1American Culture in East and West German Reconstruction31
2The Wild Ones: The 1956 Youth Riots and German Masculinity71
3Lonely Crowds and Skeptical Generations: Depoliticizing and Repoliticizing Cultural Consumption106
4Jazz and German Respectability137
5Presley, Yes - Ulbricht, No? Rock 'N' Roll and Female Sexuality in the German Cold War168
Epilogue: Building Walls206
Notes229
Bibliography273
Index313

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