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Tearing The Silence

Author : Ursula Hegi
ISBN : 9781439144138
Genre : Social Science
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Ursula Hegi grew up in Germany and moved to the United States at age eighteen. As she grew older and raised a family, questions about her roots and her native land haunted her until, at last, she felt compelled to write about them. Tearing the Silence brings together her interviews with dozens of German-born Americans, and their confrontations with the taboo of the Holocaust.

Encyclopedia Of American Folklife

Author : Simon J Bronner
ISBN : 9781317471950
Genre : Business & Economics
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American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of American Folklife" is wide-ranging and inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as native Americans; American territories, such as Guam and Samoa; major issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. This encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups (reflecting diversity within groups such as the Amish and the Jews), age groups (both old age and youth gangs), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies) - placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of folklife in America. In addition, this resource offers useful insights on folklife concepts through entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." The set also features complete indexes in each volume, as well as a bibliography for further research.

Urban Transformations In The U S A

Author : Julia Sattler
ISBN : 9783839431115
Genre : Social Science
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How did American cities change throughout the 20th and early 21st century? This timely publication integrates research from American Literary and Cultural Studies, Urban Studies and History. The essays range from negotiations of the »ethnic city« in US literature and media, to studies of recent urban phenomena and their representations: gentrification, re-appropriation and conversion of urban spaces in the USA. These interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives on American cities provide unique points of access for studying the complex narratives of urban transformation.

German Rocketeers In The Heart Of Dixie

Author : Monique Laney
ISBN : 9780300213454
Genre : Science
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This thought-provoking study by historian Monique Laney focuses on the U.S. government–assisted integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern community soon after World War II. In 1950, Wernher von Braun and his team of rocket experts relocated to Huntsville, Alabama, a town that would celebrate the team, despite their essential role in the recent Nazi war effort, for their contributions to the U.S. Army missile program and later to NASA’s space program. Based on oral histories, provided by members of the African American and Jewish communities, and by the rocketeers’ families, co-workers, friends, and neighbors, Laney’s book demonstrates how the histories of German Nazism and Jim Crow in the American South intertwine in narratives about the past. This is a critical reassessment of a singular time that links the Cold War, the Space Race, and the Civil Rights era while addressing important issues of transnational science and technology, and asking Americans to consider their country’s own history of racism when reflecting on the Nazi past.

Bridging Differences

Author : William B. Gudykunst
ISBN : 9780761929376
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.

German American Literature

Author : Winfried Fluck
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111792094
Genre : History
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. ill. New Directions in German-American Studies. Vol. 2 General Editor: Werner Sollors More than 25,000 German-language titles have been published in the United States from the colonial period to the twentieth century. This book gives a fresh look at this rich historical tradition, with essays discussing all genres of this colorful literature, ranging from immigrant letters to experimental German-language poetry by Jewish women, from German-American novelists and playwrights to Austrian refugee publishers and a psychological theorist of the movies. German? American? Literature? reintroduces the modern reader to a fascinating subject that has gained new relevance in an age of increased global migrations. Contents: Werner Sollors: The German American Tradition Reconsidered - Sander L. Gilman: German? American? Literature? - Some Thoughts on the Problem of Question Marks and Hyphens - Frank Trommler: Literary Scholarship and Ethnic Studies: A Reevaluation - Alfred L. Brophy: The Intellectual World of a Seventeenth-Century Jurist: Francis Daniel Pastorius and the Reconstruction of Pietist Thought - Tatjana Koncilia: The Moravian Spiritual Autobiography: A Tale of Personal Faith or an Instrument of Community Discipline? - Kenneth Kronenberg: Personal Traits, Success, and Failure in Immigration: The Letters of the Van Dreveldts - Elliott Shore: The Mysteries of Philadelphia in 1850: The German American Context - Irene S. Di Maio: Unity and Diversity in Friedrich Gerstacker's Novels of North American Immigration - Theodore Gish: Literature and German-Language Publications in Texas - Britta Behmer: From German CulturalCriticism to Abolitionism. Ottilie Assing: « Zealous to give vent to her gall - Winfried Fluck: The Man Who Became Weary of America: Ferdinand Kurnberger's Novel Der Amerika-Mude (1855) - Sieglinde Lemke: Transatlantic Relations: The German Du Bois - Sabine Haenni: Constituting a Public: German Jewish Contact, German American Theater, and the Formation of German American Ethnicity in the 1890s - Lawrence Rosenwald: Language Traitors, Translation, and Die Emigranten - Peter Conolly-Smith: Hugo Munsterberg's Life, Career and Photoplay: A Psychological Study - Walter Holbling: The Collector, the Educator, and the Humanist: Austrian Publishers and Book Dealers in the USA after 1938 - Frauke Lenckos: « Homeless: The Poetry of Anna Krommer - Kathleen Rose: Simkhe: Yiddish Words of Love - Heike Paul: Multilingualism and Metaphors of Musicality: Israel Zangwill, Jeannette Lander, Ferdinand Kurnberger - Norbert Krapf: The Complications in Making an American Book of Poems about Germany - Gert Niers: Same Place, Other Language: German Literature from America.

Yearbook Of German American Studies

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ISBN : WISC:89081285728
Genre : German American literature
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105110573933
Genre : Arts, German
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Society For German American Studies Newsletter

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ISBN : UVA:X006165230
Genre : German Americans
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Land Without Nightingales

Author : Philip Vilas Bohlman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111814732
Genre : Music
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Despite the laments of some nineteenth-century German immigrants that America was a land bereft of poetry and song, a "land without nightingales," the history of German American music is a rich one. This book explores the wide variety of forms of musical expression among German-speaking immigrants to America and their descendants from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics range from Moravian music in colonial America to musical life among twenty-first century Canadian Hutterites, from polka music to German singing societies, from Lutheran hymns to the songs of German-speaking Catholic and Jewish immigrants, and from the songs of German-speaking Swiss settlers to the music of immigrants from the Burgenland region of Austria. Underlying these diverse contributions is a common theme—the constant interplay between the German and American sides of the hyphen of "German-American" to be found in all these musical styles. A companion CD includes musical selections that complement and expand upon this theme. The contributors—historians, musicologists, folklorists, and scholars of German studies—include Philip V. Bohlman, Alan R. Burdette, Kathleen Neils Conzen, Otto Holzapfel, James P. Leary, Laurence Libin, Rudolf Pietsch, A. Gregg Roeber, Leo Schelbert, and Helmut Wulz.

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