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Zatlin, Jonathan R. 1963-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 763 library holdings
Genres: History  Claims  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HG1010.5, 332.4943109045
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Most widely held works by Jonathan R Zatlin
Selling modernity : advertising in twentieth-century Germany by BaranowskiShelley( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sheer intensity and violence of Germany's 20th century transformations provides a unique opportunity to assess the power and endurance of commercial imagery in the most extreme circumstances. This is an historical study of modern German advertising, from the Imperial period through to the 1970s
The currency of socialism : money and political culture in East Germany by Jonathan R Zatlin( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is perhaps nothing so commonplace and yet so mystifying as money. But to European communists, money was clearly an instrument of economic exploitation and spiritual alienation. In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan R. Zatlin explores the East German attempt to create a perfect society by eliminating money and explains the reasons for its failure. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including unpublished communist reports, secret police files, literature, jokes, letters written by ordinary people, and conversations with key German politicians, this book shows how the communist regime undermined the political authority of socialism and created the material conditions for its demise. By exploring both the economic and the cultural function of money, Zatlin challenges traditional approaches to economic planning by offering a novel explanation for the collapse of communism in East Germany and a highly original interpretation of German unification. Written in an engaging and lucid style, The Currency of Socialism brings to life the scurrilous competition for power among communist officials and the everyday burdens experienced by ordinary East Germans."--Jacket
Dispossession : plundering German Jewry, 1933-1953 by Christoph Kreutzmüller( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays by a range of international, multidisciplinary scholars explores the financial history, social significance, and cultural meanings of the theft, starting in 1933, of assets owned by German Jews. Despite the fraught topic and the ongoing legal discussions surrounding it, the subject has not received much scholarly attention until now. As such, the volume offers a much needed contribution to our understanding of the history of the period and the acts. The essays examine the confiscatory taxation of Jewish property, the looting of art and confiscation of gold, the role of German freight forwarders in property theft, salesmen and dispossession in the retail world, theft from the elderly, and the complicity of the banking industry, as well as the reach of the practice beyond German borders"--
Von Kommunisten gnaden : relations between the SPD and KPD in the Free City of Bremen, 1928-1932 by Jonathan R Zatlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repetition and loss Jewish refugees and German communists after the Holocaust, 1945-1951 by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consuming ideology : socialist consumerism and the Intershops, 1970-1989 by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guilt by association : Julius Barmat and German democracy by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hard marks and soft revolutionaries : the economics of entitlement and the debate on German monetary union, November 9, 1989 - March 18, 1990 by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unifying without integration : the East German collapse and German unity by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making and Unmaking Money: Economic Planning and the Collapse of East Germany by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper locates the collapse of East German communism in Marxist-Leninist monetary theory. By exploring the economic and cultural functions of money in East Germany, it argues that the communist party failed to reconcile its ideological aspirations ­ a society free of the social alienation represented by money and merchandise ­ with the practical exigencies of governing an industrial society by force. Using representative examples of market failure in production and consumption, the paper shows how the party’s deep-seated hostility to money led to economic inefficiency and waste. Under Honecker, the party sought to improve living standards by trading political liberalization for West German money. Over time, however, this policy devalued the meaning of socialism by undermining the actual currency, facilitating the communist collapse and overdetermining the pace and mode of German unification
The vehicle of desire the Trabant, the Wartburg, and the end of the GDR by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scarcity and resentment : economic sources of xenophobia in the GDR, 1971-1989 by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Out of sight : industrial espionage, ocular authority and East German communism, 1965-1989 by Jonathan R Zatlin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The currency of socialism : money and political culture in East Germany
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The currency of socialism : money and political culture in East Germany
Alternative Names
Zatlin, Jonathan 1963-

Languages
English (39)

German (1)