Theaters of Occupation
Hollywood and the Reeducation of Postwar Germany
By (author) Jennifer Fay
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Theaters of Occupation by Jennifer Fay
Book DescriptionIn the aftermath of total war and unconditional surrender, Germans found themselves receiving instruction from their American occupiers. It was not a conventional education. In their effort to transform German national identity and convert a Nazi past into a democratic future, the Americans deployed what they perceived as the most powerful and convincing weapon-movies. In a rigorous analysis of the American occupation of postwar Germany and the military s use of soft power, Jennifer Fay considers how Hollywood films, including Ninotchka, Gaslight, " and Stagecoach, " influenced German culture and cinema. In this cinematic pedagogy, dark fantasies of American democracy and its history were unwittingly played out on-screen. Theaters of Occupation" reveals how Germans responded to these education efforts and offers new insights about American exceptionalism and virtual democracy at the dawn of the cold war. Fay s innovative approach examines the culture of occupation not only as a phase in U.S. German relations but as a distinct space with its own discrete cultural practices. As the American occupation of Germany has become a paradigm for more recent military operations, Fay argues that we must question its efficacy as a mechanism of cultural and political change. Jennifer Fay is associate professor and codirector of film studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816647453
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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