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The Resource GIs and Germans : culture, gender and foreign relations, 1945-1949, Petra Goedde

GIs and Germans : culture, gender and foreign relations, 1945-1949, Petra Goedde

Label
GIs and Germans : culture, gender and foreign relations, 1945-1949
Title
GIs and Germans
Title remainder
culture, gender and foreign relations, 1945-1949
Statement of responsibility
Petra Goedde
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the end of World War II, roughly 300,000 American GIs were deployed as occupation forces in Germany. Many of them quickly developed intimate relations with their former enemies. Those informal interactions played a significant role in the transformation of Germany from enemy to ally of the United States, argues Petra Goedde in her engrossing book." "Goedde finds that as American soldiers fraternized with German civilians, particularly as they formed sexual relationships with women, they developed a feminized image of Germany that contrasted sharply with their wartime image of the aggressive Nazi storm trooper. A perception of German "victimhood" emerged that was fostered by the German population and adopted by Americans. According to Goedde, this new view of Germany provided a foundation for the political rapprochement that developed between the two countries even before the advent of the Cold War. Her provocative findings suggest that the study of foreign relations should focus on interactions not only between politicians and diplomats but also between ordinary citizens."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goedde, Petra
Dewey number
943.0874
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD257
LC item number
.G59 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Civil-military relations
  • Germany
  • Germany (West)
  • United States
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Germany
  • United States
Label
GIs and Germans : culture, gender and foreign relations, 1945-1949, Petra Goedde
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50936509
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780300090222
Lccn
2003283571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50936509
Label
GIs and Germans : culture, gender and foreign relations, 1945-1949, Petra Goedde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50936509
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780300090222
Lccn
2003283571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50936509

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