The Resource Envisioning socialism : television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic, Heather L. Gumbert, (electronic resource)

Envisioning socialism : television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic, Heather L. Gumbert, (electronic resource)

Label
Envisioning socialism : television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic
Title
Envisioning socialism
Title remainder
television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic
Statement of responsibility
Heather L. Gumbert
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Envisioning Socialism examines television and the power it exercised to define the East Germans' view of socialism during the first decades of the German Democratic Republic. In the first book in English to examine this topic, Heather L. Gumbert traces how television became a medium prized for its communicative and entertainment value. She explores the difficulties GDR authorities had defining and executing a clear vision of the society they hoped to establish, and she explains how television helped to stabilize GDR society in a way that ultimately worked against the utopian vision the authorities thought they were cultivating. Gumbert challenges those who would dismiss East German television as a tool of repression that couldn't compete with the West or capture the imagination of East Germans. Instead, she shows how, by the early 1960s, television was a model of the kind of socialist realist art that could appeal to authorities and audiences. Ultimately, this socialist vision was overcome by the challenges that the international market in media products and technologies posed to nation-building in the postwar period. A history of ideas and perceptions examining both real and mediated historical conditions, Envisioning Socialism considers television as a technology, an institution, and a medium of social relations and cultural knowledge. The book will be welcomed in undergraduate and graduate courses in German and media history, the history of postwar Socialism, and the history of science and technologies"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
302.23/45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.3.G4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Social history, popular culture, and politics in germany
Label
Envisioning socialism : television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic, Heather L. Gumbert, (electronic resource)
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871189706
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472120024
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b34538185
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871189706
  • ebl0472120026

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