Corpus ID: 154101931

Germany's Cold War on display: The political aesthetics of German-German relations, 1949--1989

@inproceedings{Schreiter2012GermanysCW,
  title={Germany's Cold War on display: The political aesthetics of German-German relations, 1949--1989},
  author={K. Schreiter},
  year={2012}
}
This dissertation examines domestic culture as a project of nation building in a divided Germany between 1949 and 1989. Soviet and American backing during escalating Cold War tensions pulled East and West Germans in opposing ideological directions, which they initially expressed in diverging aesthetics. Historiography on German material culture traditionally concentrates on the East-West competition during the first two decades of the Cold War. By extending the narrative into the 1970s and… Expand