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“I’d rather choose the curb”: Topographical Writing in Recent German Punk

Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Preface I am very grateful for the kind permission of Casanovas Schwule Seite, Chefdenker, Die Sterne, Duesenjaeger, Kaput Krauts, Kotzreiz, Pascow, Slime, Tocotronic, and Turbostaat to cite their lyrics. Unless otherwise noted, all...

Subcultural Studies between the Blocs: Unexpected Cosmopolitanism and Stubborn Blind Spots in East German Theories of Punk

Seth Howes

Seth Howes is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Missouri, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction When East German fans of punk recall their first encounters with the music, Western radio broadcasts figure prominently: It was shortly after the middle of the 1970s. Rock music in the East didn’t merit discussion anyway. At my...

A Brief History of Entertainment in St. Pauli

Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of Winning Women's Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany : Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The music clubs in St. Pauli that became such important incubators of the new youth culture didn’t spring up out of nowhere: they arose in a place with centuries-long traditions of commercialized entertainment, a geographic and cultural...

Schweizer Volksmusik

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Schweizer Volksmusik, which translates literally in English as ‘Swiss folk music,’ is a highly ambiguous term in Switzerland and even more so when viewed from abroad. For the Swiss general public in the German-speaking Cantons, ‘Volksmusik’...

Tingeltangel

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Tingeltangel is a form of entertainment that first appeared in the singing-halls of Berlin (Germany) around 1870. Its models were the British music halls and the French cafés chantants that had become ­popular in all German-speaking...

Zwiefacher

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Zwiefacher is a folk dance from the southern part of Germany (Bavaria, Black Forest) and the northern areas of Austria and Alsace characterized by frequent changes in time signature in the accompanying music, requiring many different...

Rock in the German Democratic Republic (GDR)

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...During the late 1960s in the GDR (the Communist-controlled country often known in the West as ‘East Germany,’ which existed from 1949 to 1989) a distinct form of rock music emerged. The whole eastern part of Germany was within the reach...

The Authorities

Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of Winning Women's Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany : Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Portions of this chapter originally appeared as “Sites of Corruption, Sites of Liberation: Hamburg-St. Pauli and the Contested Spaces of Early Rock‘n’Roll,” Contemporary European History 26:2 (May 2017), 313–37. Copyright Cambridge...

Gebrauchsmusik

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gebrauchsmusik, literally ‘music to be used,’ is a term coined in 1921 by the German ethnomusicologist Paul Nettl (1889–1972) to refer to music the primary purpose of which – in contrast to ‘art music’ – is some kind of practical activity...

The Politics of Lyrics in German Punk

Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Politics of literature This chapter owes a lot to the untiring efforts of Mirko Hall, Seth Howes, and Cyrus Shahan whose inspiring comments and suggestions helped enhance my chapter. I am also very thankful for the kind permissions...