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Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational
Edited by Kirkland A. Fulk
140 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-740-8 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (November 2020)
ISBN 978-1-78920-475-9 $27.95/£22.95 Pb Not Yet Published (November 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78920-473-5 eBook Not Yet Published
For decades, Germany has been shaped and reshaped by the sounds of popular music—whether viewed as uniquely German or an ideological invader from abroad. This collected volume brings together leading figures in the field of German Studies, popular music studies, and cultural studies at large to survey the sociopolitical impact of music on conceptions of the German state and national identity, gender and sexuality, and transnational cultural production and consumption, expanding on the ways in which sounds, technologies, media practices, and exchanges of popular music provide a unique glimpse into the cultural dynamics of postwar Germany.
Kirkland A. Fulk is an assistant professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published on topics such as photography and postcolonialism, neoliberalism and neocolonialism, West German science fiction, and German-American transnational musical exchanges.
Subject: Cultural Studies (General) Media Studies
Introduction: Into the Music Rooms
Kirkland A. Fulk
Chapter 1. Licht aus–Spot an: How Schlager (ZDF 1969–1984) Beat Disco (ZDF 1971–1982)
Chapter 2. The Birth of Autotune and the Loop of (West) German Identity
Chapter 3. Wenn eine Band lange Zeit lebt: Pudhys, Politics, and Popularity
Chapter 4. DIY, im Eigenverlag: East German Tamizdat LPs
Chapter 5. Poetry of an Alien: Black Tape, Silo Nation, and the Historiography of German Hip-Hop’s Alte Schule
Chapter 6. Death in June and the Apoliteic Specter of Neofolk in Germany
Mirko M. Hall
Chapter 7. Knitted Naked Suits and Shedding Skins: The Body Politics of Popfeminist Musical Performances in the Twenty-first Century
Chapter 8. Searching for the Young Soul Rebels: On Writing, New Wave, and the Ends of Cultural Studies
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