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The Americanization Westernization Of Austria

Author : Anton Pelinka
ISBN : 9781351485975
Genre : Political Science
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Political, economic, social, and cultural modernization dramatically transformed twentieth-century Austria. Innovative new methods of production and management, such as the assembly line, changed Austrian business after World War I, much as the Marshall Plan shaped the economy after World War II. At the same time, jazz, Hollywood movies, television programming, and mass commodities were as popular in Austria as elsewhere in Western Europe. Even political campaigns followed American trends. All this occurred despite the fact that in West Germany, American nostrums and models had been rejected, modified, or "translated" into milder versions. Ultimately, Austria was "Western Europeanized" when it joined the European Union in 1995. How Western are the Austrians? This volume analyzes trends toward Americanization and Westernization in Austria throughout the twentieth century. Reinhold Wagnleitner's lead essay studies the foreign politics of American pop culture. Anna Schober and Monika Bernold analyze the influence of Hollywood movies and television on postwar Austrian society. Reinhard Sieder follows changing discourses on family life, while Ingrid Bauer looks at American influences on Austrian women. Maria-Regina Kecht, Kurt Drexel, and Christina Hainzl follow the American impact on Austrian literature, opera, and art. Banker Anton Fink examines American banking and finance practices. Andre Pfoertner and Matthias Fuchs study the Americanization of Austrian business and tourism. Helmut Lackner describes how well-heeled Austrian travelers to the United States brought back innovative American production methods and other ideas gleaned from world expositions before World War I. American influences on Austrian politics and political science are dissected by Gunter Bischof, Martin Kofler, Fritz Plasser, and Anton Pelinka. The Americanization of Vienna is the subject of journalist Armin Thurnher's essay. Comparisons with West Germany are presented by Michael Hochgesc
Category: Political Science

Amerikanische Streiflichter

Author : Carl Beck
ISBN : 0554886413
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Category: History


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ISBN : UCAL:B3488356
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Who S Who In America

Author : John William Leonard
ISBN : NYPL:33433082307780
Genre : United States
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Vols. 28-30 accompanied by separately published parts with title: Indices and necrology.
Category: United States

Bildungsreise Reisebildung

Author : Karlpeter Elis
ISBN : 3825879607
Genre : Foreign study
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'Bildung' und 'Reise', derzeit hoch im Kurs stehende Massenware als Ausdruck einer globalen Konsumgesellschaft? - Alle sollen gebildet sein, alle sollen gereist sein! 'Bildung' und 'Reise', zwei Bereiche, die schon von Alters her einander bereicherten und ergänzten. Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der ganzen Welt beschreiben in Beiträ- gen dieses Buches die vielfältigen Beziehungen zwischen 'Bildung' und 'Reise'. Sie erzählen, nehmen Stellung, geben Ratschläge.
Category: Foreign study

Kuno Francke S Edition Of The German Classics 1913 15

Author : Jeffrey L. Sammons
ISBN : 1433106779
Genre : Literary Collections
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The twenty-volume edition of "The German Classics: Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English" was edited by Kuno Francke of Harvard (1855-1930), the most prestigious professor of German in America at the time. While it bears the imprint dates 1913 and 1914, it was not completed until mid-1915, just in time for the submarine sinking of the passenger liner "Lusitania" in May of that year. The edition was publicized with great fanfare and was well received at first, but with the outbreak of the European war in 1914 and the entry of the United States into it in 1917, American sentiment turned against all things German. The reviews became hostile; the edition was nearly pulped; its publisher went bankrupt; and Francke felt obliged to resign his Harvard professorship. "Kuno Francke's Edition of The German Classics (1913-15)" describes the origins of the edition; recounts the careers of the editors and some fifty professional contributors; seeks to identify approximately 115 translators; and comments on the nearly 500 illustrations, mostly German art of the nineteenth century. This book also introduces the selections from the 114 featured authors, almost a third of whom were still alive at the time of publication, and evaluates the critical commentary. The edition emerges from the study as a laboratory of the high prestige of German literature and culture in the United States before it fell into permanent decline at the time of World War I.
Category: Literary Collections