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

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In the two decades after World War II, Germans on both sides of the iron curtain fought vehemently over American cultural imports. Uta G. Poiger traces how westerns, jeans, jazz, rock 'n' roll, and stars like Marlon Brando or Elvis Presley reached adolescents in both Germanies, who eagerly adopted the new styles. Poiger reveals that East and West German authorities deploye ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published March 3rd 2000 by University of California Press
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Nov 22, 2009 Kevin rated it liked it
This book is about Cold War East and West Germany. Poiger suggests that American culture is used as a Cold War weapon which sparks rebellious youth revolutions in Germany. She also draws parallels of German and American youth upheavals. Highly sourced book; if you're looking for information on German Cold War politics, this is a good text to look at. Very tedious to read since you constantly go over the same material that is paralleled at different locations.
Sep 09, 2015 Dolgun rated it really liked it
Poiger focuses on the reception of American culture in both postwar German states. Poiger certainly portrayed that dealing with American culture at the time was a political issue.the book too points out the similarities between east and west in receiving/commenting, or criticizing American culture. it was interesting for me to read about how gender issues scared both states, and issues about what Poiger terms “oversexualization” of women or “feminization” of men were actually at the center of bo ...more
Mar 18, 2014 Baris rated it it was ok
Shelves: comps
If you want to understand how German authorities (Weimar, Third Reich, and then East and West) viewed American cultural products especially, this book may interest you. For instance the discussion on how the culture became depoliticized in West German official discourse in the course of 50s is quiet interesting. Yet apart from that, book get very repetitive and does not say much about how this cultural consumption influenced the subjectivity of real people.
Jul 29, 2008 Kate rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, sex-gen
A very good book, and a model for transnational historical study. A fun read to boot.
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