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DIY, im Eigenverlag

East German Tamizdat LPs

Seth Howes

minority reports on the increasing integration of the two German states’ pop music industries in the waning years of the Cold War. Because the first of these lp s was released in 1983, and the last one in 1989, a six-year-period in which the East German

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Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

On Writing, New Wave, and the Ends of Cultural Studies

Richard Langston

generation of columnists capable of emulating this highfalutin discourse on pop music, but some of these writers then went on to become best-selling prose authors in their own right, whose literary works have, in turn, garnered the attention of German Studies

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Knitted Naked Suits and Shedding Skins

The Body Politics of Popfeminist Musical Performances in the Twenty-first Century

Maria Stehle

—just human,” says McGowan. This anti-“dream-factory” video is drastically gaga-esque: an optical dream with the message of a nightmare. 2 Glitter Skins and Penis Suits Within a few days of one another, the German pop-music magazine Spex published

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Sounds German?

Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational

Kirkland A. Fulk

Circulation, Global Networks and Contemporary Pop Music,” Atlantic Studies 1, no. 1 (2004): 85–106, here 90ff. 12 See Kodwo Eshun, More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction . (London, 1998), 3; Sean Albeiz, “Post-soul Futurama: African

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Patrick Young, David Looseley, Elayne Oliphant, and Kolja Lindner

he is intent on filling in, such as youth, pop music, and sport. He begins with French chanson, tracing the evolution away from the lyrical sophistication of Trenet and Aznavour toward the arrival of rock and pop. His biographical portrait of Johnny

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Wenn eine Band lange Zeit lebt

Puhdys, Politics, and Popularity

John Littlejohn

against the music for decades to come, in the West as well as in the East. 6 Peter Wicke, “Pop Music in the gdr between Conformity and Resistance,” trans. Margy Gerber, in Changing Identities in East Germany: Selected Papers from the Nineteenth and

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Helga Druxes, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, Catriona Corke, Carol Hager, Sabine von Mering, Randall Newnham, and Jeff Luppes

familiar territory. The authors also show where other countries could learn from the German example, illustrating their main points with anecdotes about particular companies, politicians, pop music groups, and more. It is a book about economics for those

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Transnational Politics in Video Games

The Case of German Military Intervention in “Spec Ops: The Line”

Justin Court

Korean pop music, are global hits in their own right, video games have been called “one of the most accomplished expressions of transnationalism” for reasons that go beyond their easy distribution on digital platforms or mere popularity. 19 Diana

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A French Educational Meritocracy in Independent Morocco?

Frédéric Viguier

avid consumer of American popular culture. She knew everything about US pop music and watched many American TV shows that she found on the Internet and watched without subtitles. Her English was remarkably fluent given her limited exposure to the United