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Introduction: Disempowering a Dictatorship—Media and Consumer Culture in East Germany

Chapter 1. Successful Media Campaigns in East Germany in the 1960s and 1970s: The Vietnam War and the 1972 Olympics
Chapter 2. Fade Out: Hollywood Movie Imports and the Cultural Surrender of the GDR Film Control in the 1970s and 1980s
Chapter 3. The Westernization of East German Television in the 1970s and 1980s
Chapter 4. Fighting Against All Odds: GDR Popular Music and Youth Radio in an International Context
Chapter 5. Western Consumer Culture or Bust: Intershops and East German Consumption Policies in the 1970s and 1980s

Epilogue: Out With the Old—In With the New? Wende, Ostalgie and the Serpentine Unification


Don't Need No Thought Control

Western Culture in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Gerd Horten

268 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-733-0 Hb Published (June 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-734-7 eBook