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Author Gumbert, Heather L.

Title Envisioning socialism : television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic / Heather L. Gumbert.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2014]


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Series Social history, popular culture, and politics in germany
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
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.
Contents Cold War Signals: Television Technology in the GDR -- Inventing Television Programming in the GDR -- The Revolution Wasn't Televised: Political Discipline Confronts Live Television in 1956 -- Mediating the Berlin Wall: Television in August -- Coercion and Consent in Television Broadcasting: The Consequences of August 1961 -- Reaching Consensus on Television.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Deutscher Fernsehfunk -- History.
Deutscher Fernsehfunk. (OCoLC)fst00704922
Socialism and society.
Television and politics -- Germany (East)
Television broadcasting -- Germany (East) -- History.
Television -- Social aspects -- Germany (East)
Socialisme et société.
Télévision et politique -- Allemagne (Est)
Télévision -- Allemagne (Est) -- Histoire.
Télévision -- Aspect social -- Allemagne (Est)
HISTORY -- Europe -- Germany.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- History & Criticism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
Socialism and society. (OCoLC)fst01123697
Television and politics. (OCoLC)fst01146689
Television broadcasting. (OCoLC)fst01146714
Television -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01146618
Germany (East) (OCoLC)fst01210274
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Envisioning socialism. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2014] 9780472119196 (DLC) 2013040224
ISBN 9780472120024 (e-book)
1306463637 (electronic bk.)
9781306463638 (electronic bk.)
9780472900954 (electronic bk.)
0472900951 (electronic bk.)
0472119192 (electronic bk.)
9780472119196 (hardback)
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CHVBK 556235649
DEBBG BV044198308
GBVCP 1003759459
GBVCP 896609901
NZ1 16242664

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