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The American Impact on Postwar Germany
Edited by Reiner Pommerin
208 pages, bibliog.
ISBN 978-1-57181-004-5 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (January 1995)
ISBN 978-1-57181-095-3 $29.95/£21.00 Pb Published (January 1996)
"... an important building block for further research" · Historische Zeitschrift
It is only with the benefit of hindsight that the Germans have become acutely aware of how profound and comprehensive was the impact of the United States on their society after 1945.This volume reflect the ubiquitousness of this impact and examines the German responses to it.
Contributions by well-known scholars cover politics, industry, social life and mass culture.
Reiner Pommerin is a German historian with a focus on German and international political and military history of the 18th to 21st Century.
Subject: Postwar History General Cultural Studies
Area: Germany North America
Chapter 1. The United States and the Armament of the Federal Republic of Germany
Chapter 2. Culture and Authority: American and German Transactions
P. K. Breit
Chapter 3. Ambivalence and Attraction: The German Social Democrats and the United States, 1945-1974
Chapter 4. West German Reconstruction and American Industrial Culture, 1945-1960
V. R. Berghahn
Chapter 5. Daily Life and Social Patterns
Chapter 6. The Tabooifying of the GDR
Chapter 7. Rebels Without a Cause?
R. Moeller and U. Poiger
Chapter 8. Cinema, Spectatorship, and the Problems of Postwar German Identity
Notes on Contributors
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