Jazz, Rock, and Rebels (Paperback)
Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany (Studies on the History of Society and Culture #35)
University of California Press, 9780520211391, 346pp.
Publication Date: March 3, 2000
Jazz, Rock, and Rebels examines diverging responses to American culture in East and West Germany by linking these to changes in social science research, political cultures, state institutions, and international alliance systems. In the first two decades of the Cold War, consumer culture became a way to delineate the boundaries between East and West. This pathbreaking study, the first comparative cultural history of the two Germanies, sheds new light on the legacy of Weimar and National Socialism, on gender and race relations in Europe, and on Americanization and the Cold War.