书目
1999年1月1日
University of Michigan Press
Gerd Gemunden
Framed Visions: Popular Culture, Americanization, and the Contemporary German and Austrian Imagination
Framed Visions analyzes the pivotal role American mass media and popular culture have played in shaping the political, social, and psychological identity of postwar Germans and Austrians. Through detailed readings of films, novels, plays, and poems of a variety of contemporary artists--including Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Elfriede Jelinek, Herbert Achternbusch, Monika Treut, Peter Handke, and Rolf Dieter Brinkmann. Gerd Gemunden reveals the paradoxical stance of this generation toward American politics and Hollywood aesthetics.
Synopsis
On the one hand, they are pulled toward a culture that has shaped childhood images, tastes and desires; on the other, they reject American politics and the colonizing effect of its mass culture.
In contrast to most scholarship about the reception of U.S. culture abroad, this study underscores the imaginary relation of contemporary German and Austrian artists to America. Topics such as "Americanization" and "cultural imperialism" are therefore treated not as a foreign principle imposed from the outside but as ways that German and Austrian artists have tried to come to terms with their own problematic culture and history. Gemunden's study elucidates how the culture of the United States has been mapped in contradictory ways onto questions of national and cultural identity in Germany and Austria over the last thirty years.
Gerd Gemunden is Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College.
Gottfried Helnwein: Page 8
- Pop art and Hopper's shared concern with popular culture is perhaps best expressed
in Gottfried Helnwein's painting “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (now widely ...
Bibliographic information
Title Framed Visions
Author(s) Gerd Gemunden
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Publication Date Feb 1, 1999
Subject Politics / Current Events
Format Paperback
Pages 248
ISBN 0472085603




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