Europa im Bild. Imaginationen Europas in Wochenschauen in Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und Österreich 1948–1959

Nature :Livre

Auteur(s)Eugen Pfister, Eugen Pfister

TitreEuropa im Bild. Imaginationen Europas in Wochenschauen in Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und Österreich 1948–1959

Ville d'éditionGöttingen

Maison d'éditionV&R

Année2014

URLhttp://www.v-r.de/de/europa_im_bild/t-0/1011609/

Cinema Newsreels provide a unique – and up until now neglected – opportunity to examine the beginning of the European integration (1949–1958) in the media of the post-war period. Newsreels were important in shaping opinions, especially by creating powerful images. This book aims at analysing and classifying these images and concepts – proposed identities – of the European integration in Austria, France, Germany and Great Britain of the the 1950s, especially by comparing the specific methods of photography and filmmaking used to produce a certain perception in the audience.
These newsreel items are not only records from the beginning and consolidation of the European integration but also political instruments. On the one hand, they informed a wider public about the new institutions, their purposes as well as their decision-making procedures; on the other hand, they intended to propagate a European identity. This audiovisual representation of Europe as a economical and political community, or, respectively ‘the idea of European integration’, was not only a result of a political discourse but also a continuation of a centuries-old iconographic tradition.

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