Atlantic Communications: The Media in American and German History from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

Synopsis

Atlantic Communications examines the development of communications technology and its impact on German-American relations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. How was different media used or abused politically? How did the structure and process of Atlantic communication change? How did common social spheres emerge? And how was this development influenced by the ways and means of Atlantic communication? Media discussed includes speech, the telegraph, newspapers, and the moving image. How was knowledge about the other side of the Atlantic produced? How did the behavior of media organizations differ in Germany and the USA? How did they adapt certain elements from one culture to another? Based on interdisciplinary research integrating media studies and historical analysis, this book is an innovative historical approach to German-American relations viewed as part of the communications system of the Atlantic world.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ursula Lehmkuhl
  • Frank Lambert
  • Rosalind J. Beiler
  • Sebastian Küster
  • Hermann Wellenreuther
  • Ursula Lehmkuhl
  • Frank Lambert
  • Rosalind J. Beiler
  • Sebastian Küster
  • Hermann Wellenreuther
  • Carola Wessel
  • Jürgen Wilke
  • David Paull Nickles
  • Menahem Blondheim
  • Kenneth L. Kusmer
  • Jörg Requate
  • Jessica C. E Gienow-Hecht
  • Markus Behmer
  • Inge Marszolek
  • Lewis Erenberg
  • Michele Hilmes
  • M. Michaela Hampf
  • Thomas Doherty
  • Wulf Kansteiner
  • Volker Depkat
  • Olaf Kistenmacher
  • Regina Mühlhäuser
  • Norbert Finzsch
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004