Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture by John Sandford

By John Sandford

With greater than 1,100 entries written through a world staff of over a hundred and fifty members, the Encyclopedia of latest German Culture brings jointly myriad strands of social, political and cultural lifestyles within the post-1945 German-speaking global.

With a different constitution and structure, an inclusive therapy of the idea that of tradition, and insurance of East, West and post-unification Germany, in addition to Austria and Switzerland, the Encyclopedia of latest German Culture is the 1st reference paintings of its kind.

Containing longer overviews of as much as 2,000 phrases, in addition to shorter genuine entries, cross-referencing to different appropriate articles, invaluable additional analyzing feedback and wide indexing, this hugely useable quantity offers the coed, instructor, scholar or non-specialist with an brilliant breadth and intensity of information.

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Perspektiven zu Leben und Werk, Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.  (1991) 'A Reassessment of the Portrayal of Women in the Work of Alfred Andersch', German Life and Letters 44, 5: 443–58. ) (1992) German Writers and the Cold War, Manchester: Manchester University Press (includes a discussion of Andersch's political ideas and how they affect his literary work).  Because of Anderson's position within the Prenzlauer Berg alternative culture, this Stasi activity called the dissident nature of GDR literature into question.

See also: propaganda John Sandford Adorno, Theodor W.  His concept of the culture industry rejects commercialized mass culture as manipulative and locates the emancipatory potential of art in autonomous, avant­gardist works such as the new music of Schönberg.  (1984) Adorno, London: Fontana (concise overview of life and work). ), Theodor W. Page 7 Adorno, Munich: edition text + kritik (bibliographical starting point for further research).  Soon afterwards, the unification of Germany and, at the beginning of 1993, the completion of the Single European Market provided an additional boost to the FRG advertising market.

The term came to be used as one of abuse, especially in the eastern Länder, because in many cases restructuring meant either the complete closure of a company or institution or a radical reduction in the workforce.  With the development of the Humboldtian university concept, they became marginalized as research institutions and meeting places for leading academics.  Academies for specific disciplines such as architecture or medicine and others which pursue a broader political, ethical or religious interest also exist.

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