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Author Poiger, Uta G., 1965-

Title Jazz, rock, and rebels : cold war politics and American culture in a divided Germany / Uta G. Poiger
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2000
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies on the history of society and culture ; 35
Studies on the history of society and culture ; 35
Contents American Culture in East and West German Reconstruction -- The Wild Ones: The 1956 Youth Riots and German Masculinity -- Lonely Crowds and Skeptical Generations: Depoliticizing and Repoliticizing Cultural Consumption -- Jazz and German Respectability -- Presley, Yes-Ulbricht, No? Rock 'n' Roll and Female Sexuality in the German Cold War
Summary In the two decades after World War II, Germans on both sides of the iron curtain fought vehemently over American cultural imports. This book traces how westerns, jeans, jazz, rock 'n' roll, and stars like Marlon Brando and Elvis Presley reached adolescents in both Germanies, who eagerly adopted the new styles. It reveals that East and West German authorities deployed gender and racial norms to contain Americanized youth cultures in their own territories and to carry on the ideological Cold War battle with each other
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-312) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Art and state -- Germany (East)
Art and state -- Germany.
Popular culture -- Germany (East)
Popular culture -- Germany.
Race relations -- History.
Subculture -- Germany (East)
Subculture -- Germany.
Youth -- Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Germany -- Civilization -- American influences.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99034558
ISBN 0520920082 (electronic bk.)
058539170X (electronic bk.)
9780520920088 (electronic bk.)
9780585391700 (electronic bk.)