German Politics and Society

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Editor: Jeffrey J. Anderson, Georgetown University
Managing Editor/Book Review Editor: Eric Langenbacher, Georgetown University

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 all North American universities featuring programs and centers of German and European studies associated with 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.

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

Current Issue

Volume 32, Issue 1, Spring 2014

SPECIAL ISSUE: West Germany’s Cold War Radio: The Crucible of the Transatlantic Century
Special Issue Editor: Yuliya Komska


Introduction: West Germany’s Cold War Radio: A Crucible of the Transatlantic Century
Yuliya Komska

Culture, Entertainment and Listening Habits in the West German Discourse on Radio during the 1950s
Benno Nietzel

Sociology in Place of Socialism: On West German Cultural Radio
Monika Boll

Adorno on the Airwaves: Feeling Reason, Educating Emotions
Anna Parkinson

Unforgotten Landscapes: Radio and the Reconstruction of Germany’s European Mission in the East in the 1950s
Inge Marszolek

Troubling Territory: West Germany in the European Airwaves
Alexander Badenoch

Sounds of the Apocalypse: Preserving Cold War Memories in Ulrich Horstmann’s Die Bunkermann-Kassette
Gerrit Roessler