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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

West Germans Against The West

Anti-Americanism in Media and Public Opinion in the Federal Republic of Germany 1949–1968

Authors: Müller, C.

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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.

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CHRISTOPH HENDRIK MÜLLER 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.

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'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

'...fascinating study...' - Journal of Contemporary European Studies Issue 4/2012


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Müller, Christoph Hendrik

    Pages 1-21

  • Vergangenheitsbewältigung at the Expense of the United States

    Müller, Christoph Hendrik

    Pages 22-61

  • Rejection of the Republic — Democracy and Capitalism

    Müller, Christoph Hendrik

    Pages 62-119

  • Hedonism and Equality

    Müller, Christoph Hendrik

    Pages 120-171

  • ‘Americanisation’ Revisited

    Müller, Christoph Hendrik

    Pages 172-178

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
West Germans Against The West
Book Subtitle
Anti-Americanism in Media and Public Opinion in the Federal Republic of Germany 1949–1968
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Christoph Hendrik Müller
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25141-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230251410
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23155-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31200-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 258
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