Images Of Germany In The American Media

Hardcover | July 1, 1999

EditorWilliam James Willis, Jim Willis

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The start of the 1990s saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany into one new nation that would be a formidable economic force around the world. But to many Americans educated by the news and entertainment media, the image of Germany remained a holdover from World War II and the Holocaust. When the American media were not presenting an outdated, jackbooted view of Germany, they were portraying it as a country epitomizing the world's Communist/Capitalist struggle. For three decades the American news and entertainment media presented the image of Germany as being a country hopelessly divided. Now they were faced with a new country and a new set of images to deal with just as Germany exerts itself more powerfully than ever on the world economic scene. How much attention has this new Germany received in the American media, and how accurate are the new portrayals? Have the media images changed during the 1990s and, if so, how much and in what direction? Willis examines these issues as well as the status of international news in the American media. The result is a book of great interest to scholars, researchers, and students involved with the mass media, contemporary affairs, and European Studies.

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The start of the 1990s saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany into one new nation that would be a formidable economic force around the world. But to many Americans educated by the news and entertainment media, the image of Germany remained a holdover from World War II and the Holocaust. When the American media...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.56 × 6.38 × 0.81 inPublished:July 1, 1999Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275959635

ISBN - 13:9780275959630

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?[A]bly exposes mechanisms of news coverage and introduces a multiplicity of media and today's manifold channels and tools of image formation.?-German Studies Review