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The Resource Cold War rivalry and the perception of the American West, Pawel Goral, (electronic book)

Cold War rivalry and the perception of the American West, Pawel Goral, (electronic book)

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Cold War rivalry and the perception of the American West
Title
Cold War rivalry and the perception of the American West
Statement of responsibility
Pawel Goral
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War.
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UK-WkNB
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Goral, Pawel
Dewey number
791.4365878094309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • May, Karl
  • Western films
  • Western films
  • Motion pictures in propaganda
  • Cold War
  • Cold War in motion pictures
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (West)
  • West (U.S.)
Summary expansion
This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. This proved to be a complicated process whereby two newly created German states chose myths from another country located in another hemisphere to come to terms with their own recent past and articulate a vision for a better future. Amidst the Cold War rivalry and in facing the troubling Nazi past, Karl May Westerns became the quintessence of the German Western tradition and provided essential understanding of German-Indian relations. Furthermore, the production of Karl May films instantaneously triggered the production of Westerns in East Germany which proved tremendously popular. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. While attempting to portray what it meant to be German, the competition between the two German states resulted in the creation of transnational productions, with transnational heroes, in a transnational setting, eagerly embraced on both sides of the Iron Curtain as their own
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Cold War rivalry and the perception of the American West, Pawel Goral, (electronic book)
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Contents
Introduction 1. Karl May Westerns and the Conquest of the American West 2. Indianerfilme and the Conquest of the American West 3. German Westerns: Popularity, Reception, Heroines, Miscegenation, Race, and Landscape 4. German Indian Heroes and Intercultural Transfer 5. The Quest for National Identity Conclusion
Control code
9781137364302
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137364302
Other physical details
1 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Cold War rivalry and the perception of the American West, Pawel Goral, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Introduction 1. Karl May Westerns and the Conquest of the American West 2. Indianerfilme and the Conquest of the American West 3. German Westerns: Popularity, Reception, Heroines, Miscegenation, Race, and Landscape 4. German Indian Heroes and Intercultural Transfer 5. The Quest for National Identity Conclusion
Control code
9781137364302
Extent
200 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137364302
Other physical details
1 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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