Cultural Interactions

Author: Ulla Haselstein
Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
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International conference proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies, held June 10-13, 2003, Munich.

Tied to the Great Packing Machine

Author: Wilson J. Warren
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587297744
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Ambitious in its historical scope and its broad range of topics, Tied to the Great Packing Machine tells the dramatic story of meatpacking’s enormous effects on the economics, culture, and environment of the Midwest over the past century and a half. Wilson Warren situates the history of the industry in both its urban and its rural settings—moving from the huge stockyards of Chicago and Kansas City to today’s smaller meatpacking communities—and thus presents a complete portrayal of meatpacking’s place within the larger agro-industrial landscape. Writing from the vantage point of twenty-five years of extensive research, Warren analyzes the evolution of the packing industry from its early period, dominated by the big terminal markets, through the development of new marketing and technical innovations that transformed the ways animals were gathered, slaughtered, and processed and the final products were distributed. In addition, he concentrates on such cultural impacts as ethnic and racial variations, labor unions, gender issues, and changes in Americans’ attitudes toward the ethics of animal slaughter and patterns of meat consumption and such environmental problems as site-point pollution and microbe contamination, ending with a stimulating discussion of the future of American meatpacking. Providing an excellent and well-referenced analysis within a regional and temporal framework that ensures a fresh perspective, Tied to the Great Packing Machine is a dynamic narrative that contributes to a fuller understanding of the historical context and contemporary concerns of an extremely important industry.

Paths Crossing

Author: Cora Lee Kluge
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783034302210
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This book is based on a symposium which took place in April 2009 and was part of a year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It presents ten essays by scholars from North America and Europe working in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences that endeavor to move the discipline of German-American studies away from the narrowly conceived historical investigation of the migration of ethnic Germans to America that has dominated the field for decades. The traditional understanding of what it meant to be German-American as well as the myths associated with the ethnicity, language, and literature of this large group of immigrants are thrown into question and reassessed, and potential directions for the future of the field - as it exists on both sides of the Atlantic - are posited. The novel approach of this volume examines German-American studies from historical, literary, cultural, geographical, and linguistic perspectives, among others, and seeks to redefine the field as the study of the total experience of German-speaking immigrants and their descendants as seen in a global, multicultural, and interdisciplinary context.

English and American Studies

Author: Martin Middeke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3476004066
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Das ganze Studium der Anglistik und Amerikanistik in einem Band. Ob englische und amerikanische Literatur, Sprachwissenschaft, Literatur- und Kulturtheorie, Fachdidaktik oder die Analyse von Filmen und kulturellen Phänomenen führende Fachvertreter geben in englischer Sprache einen ausführlichen Überblick über alle relevanten Teildisziplinen. BA- und MA-Studierende finden hier die wichtigsten Grundlagen und Wissensgebiete auf einen Blick. Durch die übersichtliche Darstellung und das Sachregister optimal für das systematische Lernen und zum Nachschlagen geeignet.

Explorations and Extrapolations

Author: Uwe Küchler
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825818659
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This volume continues the tradition in the series Hallenser Studien zur Anglistik und Amerikanistik of representing the full thematic diversity of research in English and American studies. The articles - mainly written by young researchers in their postgraduate or postdoctoral phases - span the areas of English and American literature, culture studies and linguistics as well as the teaching of English as a foreign language (Fachdidaktik). At the same time they represent various theoretical approaches adopted by young German researchers and the interplay of theoretical and applied issues.

German American Literature

Author: Winfried Fluck
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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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.