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Author Muller, Christoph Hendrik, 1970-

Title West Germans against the West [electronic resource] ; Anti-Americanism in media and public opinion in the federal republic of Germany, 1949-68 / Christoph Hendrik Muller.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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Physical description 272 p.
Series Palgrave studies in the history of the media
Notes Electronic book text.
Originally published in: 2010.
Contents Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Vergangenheitsbewaltigung at the Expense of the USA Rejection of the Republic - Democracy and Capitalism Hedonism and Equality 'Americanization' Revisited Epilogue: '1968' and 'America' Bibliography Index.
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Summary An exploration of how the theme of Anti-Americanism was employed by influential sections of the West German media to oppose the modernisation of the Federal Republic of Germany during the 'long 1950s'. In the public battle over the future direction of Germany, America stood as a symbol of social, political and economic corruption. West Germans against the West explores the way in which the theme of Anti-Americanism was employed by influential sections of the WestGerman media to oppose the modernisation of the Federal Republic of Germany during the 'long 1950s'. In the public battle over the future direction of Germany, America stood as a symbol of social, political and economic corruption. This fascinating case study of a transformation process from fascist dictatorship to liberal democracy slots into the ongoing debate about the nature of modernisation in West Germany and is a valuable contribution to the field of study.
'In this excellent historical-cultural study, Muller takes a closer look at the 'long 1950s' and shows convincingly that anti-American attitudes were not just at the fringes but pretty much at the heart of West Germany's emerging political culture. Coming to terms with the past, West German politicians and intellectuals struggled with the supposed 'deeper' meanings of the relationship between democracy, capitalism and culture.' - Times Higher Education.
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History notes CHRISTOPH HENDRIK MAuLLER has been a lecturer at University College Dublin, Ireland, and has taught at Queen's University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin. He has worked for Reuters, the Financial Times Deutschland and SPIEGEL online. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford and a BA from Trinity College Dublin. He currently lives in Amman, Jordan.
Subject Propaganda, Anti-American -- Germany (West).
Public opinion -- Germany (West).
Anti-Americanism -- Germany (West).
Mass media -- History -- 20th century -- Germany.
Mass media and propaganda -- Germany (West).
European history -- West Germany.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000 -- West Germany.
History.
Germany (West) -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign public opinion, German.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Germany (West).
United States -- In mass media.
Germany (West) -- Politics and government.
United States -- Press coverage -- Germany (West).
Germany (West) -- Social conditions.
Germany (West) -- Civilization -- American influences.
ISBN 9780230251410 : 洮63
0230251412 : 洮63