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Jazz, Rock, and RebelsCold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany$
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Uta Poiger

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520211384

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520211384.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

Building Walls

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(p.206) Epilogue
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Jazz, Rock, and Rebels
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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520211384.003.0007

The reconfiguration of culture and politics that emerged in West Germany in the second half of the 1950s has had indelible effects on the way the 1950s has been remembered. Even though it is difficult to recreate how exactly Halbstarke or rock 'n' roll girls in the 1950s thought about their actions, it is unquestionable that their styles were often influenced by American cultural imports because they conflicted strongly with the gender mores and racial norms propagated by parents and state officials in East and West Germany. This epilogue provides an opportunity to do three things: (1) to sum up the conviction that young rebels were non-political; (2) to explore how the varying efforts of East and West Germans to come to terms with American-influenced youth culture relate to another round of youth rebellions in the late 1960s; and (3) to propose how the investigation of Cold War politics and American culture in a divided Germany can help conceive frameworks for a comparative history.

Keywords:   Germany, American culture, politics, Cold War, youth, youth rebellions

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