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Media and the Making of Modern Germany
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Media and the Making of Modern Germany: Mass Communications, Society, and Politics from the Empire to the Third Reich

Corey Ross


Few developments in the industrial era have had a greater impact on everyday social life than the explosion of the mass media and commercial entertainments. Few developments have more profoundly shaped the nature of modern politics. Nowhere in Europe were the tensions and controversies surrounding the rise of mass culture more politically charged than in Germany — debates that fatefully played into the hands of the radical right. This book provides an account of the expansion of the mass media in Germany up to the Second World War. In essence, it provides a social history of mass culture by in ... More

Keywords: advertising, entertainment, film, Germany, mass culture, media, leisure, political culture, press, radio

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278213
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Corey Ross, author
Reader in Modern History, University of Birmingham, UK
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