Mass Media, Culture And Society In Twentieth-century Germany

Hardcover | June 26, 2007

EditorKarl Christian Führer, Corey Ross

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This volume is the first wide-ranging study of the rise of the mass media in Germany from a social and cultural-historical perspective. Going far beyond the conventional focus on the organizational structures or aesthetic content of the media, it investigates the impact they have had on twentieth-century German society under widely varying political systems, and how in turn the media and their uses were shaped by the wider social, political and cultural context.

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This volume is the first wide-ranging study of the rise of the mass media in Germany from a social and cultural-historical perspective. Going far beyond the conventional focus on the organizational structures or aesthetic content of the media, it investigates the impact they have had on twentieth-century German society under widely var...

KARL CHRISTIAN FÜHRER is Professor of History at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has published widely on the history of social policy, media history, and the cultural history of twentieth-century Germany. COREY ROSS is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published widely on the history ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 5.69 × 0.84 inPublished:June 26, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008380

ISBN - 13:9780230008380

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Mass Media, Culture and Society in Twentieth-Century Germany: An Introduction--K.C.Führer & C.Ross * PART 1: RECORDED MUSIC AND BROADCASTING * Entertainment, Technology, and Tradition: The Rise of Recorded Music from the Empire to the Third Reich--C.Ross * 'Underground': Counter-Culture and the Record Industry in the 1960s--D.Siegfried * The Invention of a Listening Public: Radio and its Audiences--K.Lacey * Radio Programming, Ideology, and Cultural Change: Fascism, Communism and Liberal Democracy, 1920s-50s--K.Dussel * PART 2: FILM AND TELEVISION * Two-fold Admiration: American Movies as Popular Entertainment and Artistic Model in Nazi Germany, 1933 - 1939--K.C.Führer * Looking West: The Cold War and the Making of Two German Cinemas--T.Lindenberger * Television and Social Transformation in the Federal Republic of Germany-- K.Hickethier * Split Screens? Television in East Germany, 1952-89--H.Gumbert * Technical Innovation, Social Participation, Societal Self-Reflection: Televised Sports in (West) German Society--J.Keilbach & M.Stauff * PART 3: THE PRINT MEDIA * Industries of Sensationalism: German Tabloids in Weimar Berlin--B.Fulda * Reading, Advertising, and Consumer Culture in the Weimar Period--G.Reuveni * Living Pictures: Photojournalism in Germany, 1900-1930s--H.Knoch * 'Trash and Smut': Germany's Culture Wars against Pulp Fiction--P.Major