This collection brings together new and original critical essays by eleven established European American Studies scholars to explore the 1960s from a transatlantic perspective. Intended for an academic audience interested in globalized American studies, it examines topics ranging from the impact of the American civil rights movement in Germany, France and Wales, through the transatlantic dimensions of feminism and the counterculture movement. It explores, for example, the vicissitudes of Europe's status in US foreign relations, European documentaries about the Vietnam War, transatlantic trends in literature and culture, and the significance of collective and cultural memory of the era.
Grzegorz Kosc is Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Warsaw and the University of Lodz. His research focuses on modern American poetry and photography. Clara Juncker is Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Her research interests include American Literature, Women's Studies, and Transnational Studies. Sharon Monteith is Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham. She has published widely on the US South in cultural history and American culture in the 1960s. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson is Deputy Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Her main research interests are Social History, African American History, and the History of Transatlantic Relations.
Portal für Politikwissenschaft, 13.03.2014, Frank Kaltofen