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At the turn of the century, German popular entertainment was a realm of unprecedented opportunity for Jewish performers. This study explores the terms of their engagement and pays homage to the many ways in which German Jews were instrumental in the birth of an incomparably rich world of popular culture. It traces the kaleidoscope of challenges, opportunities and paradoxes Jewish men and women faced in their interactions with predominantly gentile audiences. Modern Germany was a society riddled by conflicts and contradictory impulses, continuously torn between desires to reject, control and celebrate individual and collective difference. This book demonstrates that an analysis of popular entertainment can be one of the most innovative ways to trace this complicated negotiation throughout a period of great social and political turmoil.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521856300
ISBN-10: 0521856302
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marline Otte

Marline Otte is an assistant professor of history at Tulane University. She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1999. She received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and is an active member of the German Studies Association. She specializes in Modern European History focusing on Germany and Cultural History.

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