Across the Blocs: Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History / Edition 1

Across the Blocs: Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History / Edition 1

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by Patrick Major
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714655813

ISBN-13: 9780714655819

Pub. Date: 02/18/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Seven British academics contribute seven chapters which set out a research agenda for a truly comparative approach to the cultural and social--as opposed to the political--history of the Cold War. The text suggests a number of themes--Cold War "home fronts", nuclear fear, propaganda creation and reception, historical memory, and intellectual traffic--which could be…  See more details below

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Seven British academics contribute seven chapters which set out a research agenda for a truly comparative approach to the cultural and social--as opposed to the political--history of the Cold War. The text suggests a number of themes--Cold War "home fronts", nuclear fear, propaganda creation and reception, historical memory, and intellectual traffic--which could be explored across the East/West bloc divide, using sources from a variety of societies and cultures. Following the introductory chapter, three pairs of essays are presented modeling possible cross-cultural comparisons, each pair illustrating one particular theme of Cold War socio-cultural history through first a Western and then an Eastern bloc example. Distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714655819
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/18/2004
Series:
Cold War History Series
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
East is East and West is West? Towards a Comparative Socio-Cultural History of the Cold War1
'The Man Who Invented Truth': The Tenure of Edward R. Murrow as Director of the United States Information Agency during the Kennedy Years23
Soviet Cinema in the Early Cold War: Pudovkin's Admiral Nakhimov in Context49
Future Perfect? Communist Science Fiction in the Cold War71
The Education of Dissent: The Reception of the Voice of Free Hungary, 1951-5697
The Debate over Nuclear Refuge117
'Some Writers are More Equal than Others': George Orwell, the State and Cold War Privilege143
Abstracts171
Notes on Contributors174
Index175

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