Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Humanities and Social Sciences > The Institute for Ethics and Global Justice > Jeff Schutts
Director , Institute for Ethics and Global Justice
History Faculty, Douglas College
War and Peace;
Corporate/Consumer Capitalism, etc.
War and Peace
Cultural Transfer & Modern Identity
Film/History: How Motion Pictures reflect & shape Historical Understanding
Instead, with funding from Douglas College's Scholarly Activity Fund, I will be conducting research for my project on Billy Wilder's 1961 film, One, Two, Three (where James Cagney plays a Coca-Cola bottler in West Berlin). I hope to show how the film and its reception offer unique insight on the history of the Berlin Wall.
During the Summer 2009 term I will be teaching:
World History, 1900-1945 (H 1103 - intensive intersession course),
World History, 1945 to the Present (H 1104)
War and Society (H 2220)
In Fall 2009 I will be teaching two sections of the new course on "Understanding History through Film" (H 1180) and a brand new course on "The History of Consumer Culture".
I presented three conference papers in 2008:
one on Billy Wilder's 1961 film comedy, "One, Two, Three" at a conference on "Berlin, Divided City" at the University of Texas-Austin;
one on the GI Movement against the Vietnam War at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of 1968 at Vassar College; and one on two generations of U.S. "war resisters" pursuing the American Dream north of the border, at a "Canada as Refuge" conference at the University of Edinburgh.
Book Chapters & Articles
"Coca-Cola History: A `Refreshing" Look at German-American Relations," in Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 40 (Washington, DC), Spring 2007
"`Die Erfrischende Pause": Marketing Coca-Cola in Hitler"s Germany," in Selling Modernity:
Cultures of Advertising in 20th Century Germany, Pamela Swett, Jonathan Wiesen, and Jonathan
Zatlin, eds., Duke University Press, 2007
"Born Again in the Gospel of Refreshment? Coca-Colonization and the Re-making of German Identity,"
in Consuming Germany in the Cold War: Consumption and National Identities, 1945-1989,
David Crew, ed. Berg Publishers, 2003
"Conscientious Objection and Dissent in the U.S. Military, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom," in The Encyclopedia of Modern Middle Eastern Wars: A Social, Political, and Military History, Paul Pierpaoli and Spencer Tucker, eds. Forthcoming with ABC-Clio.
"U.S. Military Morale (Vietnam)," "Selective Service," and "Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)"
in The United States at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, Aron Hsiao, ed. ABC-Clio, 2005
"Soft Drinks," in Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia,
Jack S. Blocker, Jr., Ian R. Tyrrell, & David M. Fahey, eds. ABC-Clio, 2003
"Americanization," in German Culture and Society: The Essential Glossary, Holger Briel, ed.
Arnold Publishers, 2002
Antiwar Soldier: How to Dissent within the Ranks of the Military, by Jonathan W. Hutto (Nation Books, 2008) and Stop-Loss, directed by Kimberly Peirce (MTV Films, 2008), forthcoming in Peace & Change
Hitlers Volkstaat: Raub, Rassenkrieg und nationaler Sozialismus / Hitler"s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State, by Götz Aly (Fischer/Henry Holt, 2005/2007), German History 26, Oct 2008
"Hell No, We STILL Won't Go: "Sir, No Sir!" Recaptures the Past for Antiwar Soldiers," Review of Sir, No Sir! (Displaced Films, 2005), Documentary 25, February 2006
"Americanization and Anti-Americanism: Spinning our Wheels over Catchwords," Review of Unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten: "Amerikanisierung" in Deutschland und Frankreich (1900-1933) [Unlimited Opportunities: "Americanization" in Germany and France (1900-1933)], by Egbert Klautke (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003), on H-German, H-Net Reviews, November 2005
Strength through Joy: Consumerism and Mass Tourism in the Third Reich, by Shelley Baranowski
(Cambridge University Press, 2003), in German Politics and Society 23, Summer 2005
Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments, and the Legacy of the Third Reich, by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
(University of California Press, 2000), in Canadian Journal of History 37, April 2002
"Business as Usual? Conceptions of German-American Economic Relations under Hitler," Review of GSA
conference panel, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 28 (Washington, DC), Spring 2001