Sustained by well established anti american stereotypes and cliches the romance between german and american culture has been a key ingredient of german cinema since its inception the encounter with american mass culture produced compelling stories of infatuation and seduction but also of conquest and surrender. The book examines the concept and nature of the americanization and anti americanism as it played out in germany mostly west germany during and after the cold war it looks at the politics of. Americanization and anti americanism the german encounter with american culture after 1945 edited by alexander stephan i berghahn books new yorkoxford contents acknowledgements viii alexander stephan introduction 1 part 1 politics of culture russell a bertnan anti americanism and americanization 11 michael ermarth counter americanism and critical currents in west german reconstruction 1945 . The ongoing discussions about globalization american hegemony and september 11 and its aftermath have moved the debate about the export of american culture and cultural anti americanism to center stage of world politics at such a time it is crucial to understand the process of culture transfer and its effects on local societies and their attitudes toward the united states. Americanization and anti americanism the german encounter with american culture after 1945 edited by alexander stephan 256 pages index isbn 978 1 57181 673 3 13500 gbp9900 hb published november 2004 isbn 978 1 84545 487 6 2995 gbp2395 pb published august 2007 eisbn 978 0 85745 680 9 ebook
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