Heide Fehrenbach's Cinema in Democratizing Germany: Reconstructing National PDF

By Heide Fehrenbach

Heide Fehrenbach analyzes the $64000 position cinema performed within the reconstruction of German cultural and political id among 1945 and 1962. focusing on the previous West Germany, she explores the complicated political makes use of of film--and the meanings attributed to movie illustration and spectatorship--during a interval of abrupt transition to democracy. in keeping with Fehrenbach, the method of nationwide redefinition made cinema and cinematic regulate a spotlight of heated ideological debate. relocating past a slender political exam of Allied-German negotiations, she investigates the wider social nexus of well known moviegoing, public demonstrations, movie golf equipment, and municipal fairs. She additionally attracts on paintings in gender and picture reviews to probe the methods filmmakers, scholars, church leaders, neighborhood politicians, and most of the people articulated nationwide id with regards to the demanding situations posed via army career, American advertisement tradition, and redefined gender roles. therefore highlighting the hyperlinks among nationwide identification and cultural perform, this booklet presents a richer photograph of what German reconstruction entailed for either girls and men.

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