Preface P. Schmitt Chapter 1. The United States and the Armament of the Federal Republic of Germany R. Pommerin Chapter 2. Culture and Authority: American and German Transactions P. K. Breit Chapter 3. Ambivalence and Attraction: The German Social Democrats and the United States, 1945-1974 D. Orlow Chapter 4. West German Reconstruction and American Industrial Culture, 1945-1960 V. R. Berghahn Chapter 5. Daily Life and Social Patterns H. Glaser Chapter 6. The Tabooifying of the GDR G. Kleinfeld Chapter 7. Rebels Without a Cause? R. Moeller and U. Poiger Chapter 8. Cinema, Spectatorship, and the Problems of Postwar German Identity H. Fehrenbach Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index
It is only with the benefit of hindsight that the Germans have become acutely aware of how profound and comprehensive was the impact of the United States on their society after 1945.This volume reflect the ubiquitousness of this impact and examines the German responses to it.
Contributions by well-known scholars cover politics, industry, social life and mass culture.