'Trash,' Censorship, and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Germany

'Trash,' Censorship, and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Germany

by Kara L. Ritzheimer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107132047
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/24/2016
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Kara Ritzheimer is an assistant professor of history at Oregon State University (OSU). She received her PhD from State University of New York, Binghamton and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Center for the Humanities Fellowship at OSU, and a Faculty Research Grant from OSU. She has published previously on the topics of censorship and gender in Weimar Germany and has participated in summer seminars hosted by the German History Institute, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Fulbright Commission in Germany. She is a member of the German Studies Association and the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth.

Table of Contents

Introduction: censorship in the Rechtsstaat, censorship in the Sozialstaat; 1. Buffalo Bill in Germany: regional encounters with commercial culture before WWI; 2. Federalism and censorship: regulating commercial fiction and movies in Imperial Germany; 3. Censorship in the Rechtsstaat: anti-'trash' rhetoric and national identity in Imperial Germany; 4. Censorship and 'trash' in wartime Germany; 5. Censorship in the Sozialstaat: Weimar's film and publications laws; 6. Censorship, morality, and national identity in Weimar Germany; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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