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Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

John Sandford



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06 September 2001
With over 1,100 entries written by an international group of over 150 contributors, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture brings together myriad strands of social, political and cultural life in the post-1945 German-speaking world. An inclusive treatment of the concept of culture, coverage of East, West and post-unification Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, and the Encyclopedia' s structure and format, all make it the first reference work of its kind. Containing longer overviews of up to 2,000 words and shorter factual entries (on topics as diverse as the Bayreuth Festival and Boris Becker, Ostpolitik and the visual arts, garden gnomes and Critical Theory), cross-referencing to other relevant articles, useful further reading suggestions and extensive indexing, this volume offers the scholar, teacher, student or non-specialist breadth and depth as well as usability. Subject areas covered include: Architecture Cultural Policy & Institutions Economy Education & Research Fashion & Design Film Food & Drink History Intellectual Life Language and National Identity Literature Mass Media & Publishing Music Performing Arts Political Life Religion Society Sport & Leisure Visual Arts Writers
Edited by:   John Sandford
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Routledge World Reference
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   1.247kg
ISBN:   9780415263528
ISBN 10:   0415263522
Series:   Routledge world reference
Pages:   728
Publication Date:   06 September 2001
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Language:   German
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Bayreuth Festival Brandt, Willy constitution Die Welt environmentalism folk music Frankfurt Book Fair German language in Austria Graf, Steffi Grass, Gunter Heimat journalism Karajan, Herbert von Krautrock Liechtenstein Luxembourg Meinhof, Ulrike Mercedes-Benz Oktoberfest Popper, Karl pollution skinheads unification Volk Waldheim, Kurt wine

Reviews for Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

<p>'Sandford's exciting new publication provides considerably broader coverage than traditional German reference works. Its articles consist of a judicios mix of biographical and topical entries ... the entries themselves are well written and authoritative ... long and impressive list of contributors contains many well-known names in contemporary German studies. An excellent source for any library.' - Choice<p>'It deserves a place on the shelves of all public and academic libraries' - Library Journal

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