Mass Media, Culture and Society in Twentieth-Century Germany

  • Karl Christian Führer
  • Corey Ross

Part of the New Perspectives in German Studies book series (NPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mass Media, Culture and Society in Twentieth-Century Germany: An Introduction

  3. Sound History: Recorded Music and Broadcasting in German Society

  4. Film and Television: Virtual Realities and Social Change in Twentieth-Century Germany

  5. The Print Media: From Reading Culture to Mass Culture

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


This is the first study of mass media in Germany from a social and cultural-historical perspective. Beyond the conventional focus on organizational structures or aesthetic content, it investigates the impact the media has on German society under varying political systems, and how the media is shaped by wider social, political and cultural context.


broadcasting communism cultural change democracy empire fascism Germany ideology mass media media radio television Third Reich Weimar

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Christian Führer
    • 1
  • Corey Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Centre for Contemporary HistoryUniversity of HamburgGermany
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

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