German Pop Music

Author: Uwe SchĂĽtte
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110425726
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German Pop Music from the Author: Uwe SchĂĽtte. The development of German pop music represents a fascinating cultural mirror to the history of post-war Germany, reflecting sociological changes and political developments. While film studies is an already established discipline, German pop music is currently emerging as a new and exciting field of academic study. This pioneering companion is the first volume to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject, charting the development of German pop music from the post-war period 'Schlager' to the present 'Diskursrock'. Written by acknowledged experts from Germany, the UK and the US, the various chapters provide overviews of pertinent genres as well as focusing on major bands such as CAN, Kraftwerk or Rammstein. While these acts have shaped the international profile of German pop music, the volume also undertakes in-depth examinations of the specific German contributions to genres such as punk, industrial, rap and techno. The survey is concluded by an interview with the leading German pop theorist Diedrich Diederichsen. The volume constitutes an indispensible handbook for any student, teacher and scholar in the area of German studies interested in contemporary popular culture.

German Pop Culture

Author: Agnes C. Mueller
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472113842
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German Pop Culture from the Author: Agnes C. Mueller. An incisive study of the impact of American culture on modern German society

Perspectives On German Popular Music

Author: Michael Ahlers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317081722
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Perspectives On German Popular Music from the Author: Michael Ahlers. In this book, native popular musicologists focus on their own popular music cultures from Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time: from subcultural to mainstream phenomena; from the 1950s to contemporary acts. Starting with an introduction and two chapters on the histories of German popular music and its study, the volume then concentrates on focused, detailed and yet concise close readings from different perspectives (including particular historical East and West German perspectives), mostly focusing on the music and its protagonists. Moreover, these analyses deal with very original specific genres such as Schlager and Krautrock as well as transcultural genres such as Punk or Hip Hop. There are additional chapters on characteristically German developments within music media, journalism and the music industry. The book will contribute to a better understanding of German, Austrian and Swiss popular music, and will interconnect international and especially Anglo-American studies with German approaches. The book, as a consequence, will show close connections between global and local popular music cultures and diverse traditions of study.


Author: Ulrich Adelt
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472053191
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Krautrock from the Author: Ulrich Adelt. The first in-depth study of one of the most influential movements of contemporary popular music

Music And German National Identity

Author: Celia Applegate
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226021317
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Music And German National Identity from the Author: Celia Applegate. Is it merely a coincidence that the three "Bs" of classical music—Bach, Beethoven, Brahms—are all German composers? Why do concert halls all over the world feature mostly the works of German and Austrian composers as their standard repertoire? Over the past three centuries, supporters of German music ranging from music scholars to politicians have nurtured the notion that the German-speaking world possesses a peculiar strength in the cultivation of music. This book explores the questions of how music came to be associated with German identity, when and how Germans came to be regarded as the "people of music," and how music came to be designated as "the most German art." Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars in German history, musicology, and German literature, the essays assembled here examine philosophy, literature, politics, and social currents, as well as the creation and performance of folk music, art music, church music, jazz, and pop to explore the ways in which music has continued to play a central role in the German national imagination and in shaping German identity.

Recomposing German Music

Author: Elizabeth Janik
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900414661X
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Recomposing German Music from the Author: Elizabeth Janik. This book is a social history of musical life in Berlin; it investigates the tangled relationship between music and politics in 20th-century Germany, emphasizing the division of Berlin's musical community between east and west in the early Cold War era.

German Pop Literature

Author: Margaret McCarthy
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110381303
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German Pop Literature from the Author: Margaret McCarthy. Pop literature of the 1990s enjoyed bestselling success, as well as an extensive and sometimes derogatory reception in the press. Since then, scholarship on pop has emerged to challenge its flash-in-the-pan status by situating the genre within a longer history of aesthetic practices. Essays in the volume examine works by well-known pop writers like Christian Kracht, Benjamin Lebert, Florian Illies, Feridun ZaimoÄźlu and Charlotte Roche.

Islam And Muslims In Germany

Author: Ala Al-Hamarneh
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004158669
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Islam And Muslims In Germany from the Author: Ala Al-Hamarneh. In the European discourse of post 9/11 reality, concepts such as a oeMulticulturalisma, a oeIntegrationa and a oeEuropean Islama are becoming more and more topical. The empirically- based contributions in this volume aim to reflect the variety of current Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. The volume goes beyond the fragmented methods of minority case studies and the monolithic view of Muslims as portrayed by mass media to present fresh theoretical approaches and in-depth analyses of a rich mosaic of communities, cultures and social practices. Issues of politics, religion, society, economics, media, art, literature, law and gender are addressed. The result is a vibrant state-of-the-art publication of studies of real-life communities and individuals.

Between Marx And Coca Cola

Author: Axel Schildt
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845450090
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Between Marx And Coca Cola from the Author: Axel Schildt. In the 1960s and 1970s, Western Europe's "Golden Age" (Eric Hobsbawm), a new youth consciousness emerged, which gave this period its distinctive character. Offering rich and new material, this volume moves beyond the easy conflation of youth culture and "Americanization" and instead sets out to show, for the first time, how international developments fused with national traditions to produce specific youth cultures that became the leading trendsetters of emergent post-industrial Western societies. It presents a multi-faceted portrait of European youth cultures, colored by differences in gender, class, and education, and points out the tension between emerging consumerism and growing politicisation, succinctly expressed by Jean-Luc Godard in his 1967 pairing of "Marx and Coca-Cola." Axel Schildt is Professor of History at the university of Hamburg and Director of the Forschungsstelle fĂĽr Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg. Detlef Siegfried is Associate Professor of Contemporary German History at the University of Copenhagen and Research Fellow at the Forschungsstelle fĂĽr Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg.