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The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum

Publication Date

7-1-2003

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to situate the development of German radio—more specifically West German radio here—in the context of the social and cultural changes in the Federal Republic in the 1960s and 1970s. The major themes and contexts which I will focus on are 1) the development of radio in West Germany in the postwar period; 2) the cultural changes of the late 1950s and early 1960s, when the mass media and consumer culture converged in very dynamic ways to radically alter the daily habits of West German society and 3) the influence of American pop culture in these developments, combined with the question of how this fits into the concept of the “Americanization” of European culture in the postwar period.

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A paper presented at the 2013 Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum in Madison, WI.

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