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Meanings of Jazz in State Socialism

Gertrud Pickhan

Published by Peter Gmbh Lang Nov 2015, 2015
ISBN 10: 3631664095 / ISBN 13: 9783631664094
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Title: Meanings of Jazz in State Socialism

Publisher: Peter Gmbh Lang Nov 2015

Publication Date: 2015

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Neuware - During the Cold War, jazz became a cultural weapon that was employed by both sides to advance their interests. This volume explores the history and roles of jazz in Poland, the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Czechoslovakia, Hungary, the Soviet Union, and the Baltic States by means of several case studies. The American administration attempted to destabilize the political systems of the Eastern Bloc countries, while the powers responsible for culture in the Eastern Bloc countries tried to curtail the US propaganda campaign. This resulted in distinct jazz traditions and jazz scenes, each governed by a distinct behavioural codex, as well as official responses in each of the Eastern Bloc countries. 227 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783631664094

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Synopsis: During the Cold War, jazz became a cultural weapon that was employed by both sides to advance their interests. This volume explores the history and roles of jazz in Poland, the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Czechoslovakia, Hungary, the Soviet Union, and the Baltic States by means of several case studies. The American administration attempted to destabilize the political systems of the Eastern Bloc countries, while the powers responsible for culture in the Eastern Bloc countries tried to curtail the US propaganda campaign. This resulted in distinct jazz traditions and jazz scenes, each gov erned by a distinct behavioural codex, as well as official responses in each of the Eastern Bloc countries.

Biografía del autor: Gertrud Pickhan is a Professor of East Central European History at the Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin. Rudiger Ritter holds a PhD in History of East and East Central Europe and Musicology. They have conducted a research project at the Freie Universitat Berlin on Jazz under State Socialism.

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