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dc.contributor.authorHenrich-Franke, Christian-
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-31T11:56:34Z-
dc.date.available2020-01-31T11:56:34Z-
dc.date.issued2019de
dc.description.abstractThe 1980s saw the triumph of neoliberal thinking in Western European societies and economies. Referring to neoliberal economists, governments across Europe implemented policies to deregulate (inter)national markets and to privatise national monopolies. One priority were the large postal and telecommunication services monopolies. In terms of media iconography, one icon of this ‘turn of the tides’ in the regulation of German telephone markets was the ‘Mickey Mouse Telephone’. It was a symbol of the American way of life and the freedom of choice, of the firm belief in the power of markets and the deregulation of monopolies. Nevertheless, the Mickey Mouse Telephone was an antagonism in itself. It was a symbol of American (technological) superiority, and yet, when it was introduced in the German market, it was overpriced and featured an outdated technology. Provided by the ‘Deutsche Bundespost’ – the German state-owned postal and telecommunications monopoly business – the Mickey Mouse Telephone was an analogue model equipped with a dial. The price was several times higher than for a standard phone model. This paper places the Mickey Mouse Telephone in the broader historical context of the relationship between the state, the economy and society in 1980s Germany.en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/613-
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.ub.uni-siegen.de/handle/ubsi/1539-
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:hbz:467-15394-
dc.language.isoende
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series / SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperationde
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.sourceSFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation: Working Paper Series, No. 12, 2019. - URL: https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/wps1187/issue/view/16. - ISSN: 2567-2517de
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftde
dc.subject.othermedia historyen
dc.subject.otherneoliberalismen
dc.subject.othertelecommunicationen
dc.subject.otherregulatory policyen
dc.subject.othermedia iconographyen
dc.subject.swbTelekommunikationsmarktde
dc.subject.swbLiberalisierungde
dc.titleThe Mickey Mouse telephone : an icon of turning tides in the relationship between the state, the economy and society in 1980s Germanyen
dc.typeBookde
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item.seriesid37-
ubsi.origin.dspace51-
ubsi.publication.affiliationDFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1187 "Medien der Kooperation"de
ubsi.relation.eissn2567-2517-
ubsi.relation.issuenumber12de
ubsi.source.extern-issue12de
ubsi.source.extern-titleWorking paper series / SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperationde
ubsi.source.issued2019de
ubsi.source.placeSiegende
ubsi.source.publisherSFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation, Universität Siegende
ubsi.source.urlhttps://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/wps1187/issue/view/16-
ubsi.subject.ghbsPVKde
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