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Cultural Studies

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Ethnic Drag

Performing Race, Nation, Sexuality in West Germany

An exploration of the West German attempt to repress and refashion concepts of "race" after the Holocaust

Kafka's Zoopoetics

Beyond the Human-Animal Barrier

Traces the dissolution of the boundary between human and other animals in the work of Franz Kafka and, in doing so, radically revisits interspecies relations

White Rebels in Black

German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture

Investigates the appropriation of black popular culture as a symbol of rebellion in postwar Germany

Cosmopolitanisms and the Jews

The first conceptual history of the development and evolution of the image of Jews and Jewish participation in modern German-speaking cosmopolitanist thought


Three-Way Street

Jews, Germans, and the Transnational

Tracing Germany’s significance as an essential crossroads and incubator for modern Jewish culture

An Emotional State

The Politics of Emotion in Postwar West German Culture

Reveals the extent of Germany’s emotional responses in the postwar period, challenging persistent paradigms

Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer, 1750-1837

An examination of British and German processes of cultural transfer, as spearheaded by feminist reformists, from 1714 to 1837

Culture in the Anteroom

The Legacies of Siegfried Kracauer

An interdisciplinary approach to Kracauer's body of work

The New Woman International

Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s

An international picture of New Woman in film and photography

The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830

Tradition and Change in a Liberal Society

A landmark study of the rise of Anglo-Jewish society in eighteenth century England

Projecting History

German Nonfiction Cinema, 1967-2000

The intersection between social, historical, and political developments in Germany and the emergence of a nonfiction mode of film production

Socialist Modern

East German Everyday Culture and Politics

Explores the ways in which modernity shaped the relationship between socialist state and society in East Germany

Chic Ironic Bitterness

A brilliant and timely reflection on irony in contemporary American culture

The Future of Class in History

What's Left of the Social?

In the struggle between "social" and "cultural" thinking, the refusal to choose sides can be a radical and vital move

German Pop Culture

How "American" Is It?

An incisive study of the impact of American culture on modern German society

The Challenge of Modernity

German Social and Cultural Studies, 1890-1960

A collection of work in translation by the celebrated, influential German historian Adelheid von Saldern

Exclusionary Violence

Antisemitic Riots in Modern German History

A comprehensive examination of pre-Nazi violence against Jews in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany

That Was the Wild East

Film Culture, Unification, and the "New" Germany

An illuminating exploration of the cultural politics of the East-West unification and its subsequent impact upon German filmmaking

Being Elsewhere

Tourism, Consumer Culture, and Identity in Modern Europe and North America

A guide to vacationing, from the 1800s to the present

Shifting Memories

The Nazi Past in the New Germany

A long look at how contemporary Germany is remembering the Holocaust

The Imperialist Imagination

German Colonialism and Its Legacy

The first anthology of essays to address colonial and postcolonial issues in German history, culture, and literature

West Germany under Construction

Politics, Society, and Culture in the Adenauer Era

Collects important recent essays in a critical reexamination of the Federal Republic's early history

The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World

An essay by philosopher Slavoj Zizek, with an English translation of Schelling's beautiful and evocative Ages of the World, second draft