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German Politics and Society

Aims & Scope

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German Politics and Society is a joint publication of the BMW Center for German and European Studies (of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). These centers are represented by their directors on the journal's Editorial Committee.

German Politics and Society is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn Journals. It is the only American publication that explores issues in modern Germany from the combined perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural studies.

The journal provides a forum for critical analysis and debate about politics, history, film, literature, visual arts, and popular culture in contemporary Germany. Every issue includes contributions by renowned scholars commenting on recent books about Germany.

German Politics and Society is now available on JSTOR!

Subjects: German Studies, Politics, Sociology, History, Economics, Cultural Studies

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 35, Issue 2, Summer 2017

Special Issue: Sounds German? Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational

Guest Editor: Kirkland A. Fulk


Kirkland A. Fulk, University of Texas at Austin

The Birth of Autotune and the Loop of (West) German Identity
Cyrus Shahan, Colby College

DIY, im Eigenverlag: East German Tamizdat LPs
Seth Howes, University of Missouri

Licht aus—Spot an: How Schlager (ZDF 1969-1984) beat Disco (ZDF 1971-1982)
Sunka Simon, Swarthmore College

Death and June and the Apoliteic Specter of Neofolk in Germany
Mirko M. Hall, Converse College

Wenn eine Band lange Zeit lebt: Puhdys, Politics, and Popularity
John Littlejohn, Randolph-Macon College

Knitted Naked Suits and Shedding Skins: The Body Politics of Popfeminist Musical Performances in the Twenty-first Century
Maria Stehle, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Searching for the Young Soul Rebels: On Writing, New Wave, and the Ends of Cultural Studies
Richard Langston, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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