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
     
 

This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history. It makes cross-cultural comparisons of the socio cultural aspects of the Cold War across the East/West block divide, dealing with issues including broadcasting, public opinion, and the production and consumption of popular

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This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history. It makes cross-cultural comparisons of the socio cultural aspects of the Cold War across the East/West block divide, dealing with issues including broadcasting, public opinion, and the production and consumption of popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714684642
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/20/2004
Series:
Cold War History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. East is East and West is West?: Towards a comparative sociocultural history of the Cold War 2. The Man Who Invented Truth: The tenure of Edward R. Murrow as director of the United States Information Agency during the Kennedy years 3. Soviet Cinema in the Early Cold War 4. Future Perfect?: Communist science fiction in the Cold War 5. The Education of Dissent: Radio free Europe and Hungarian society, 1951-56 6. The Debate over Nuclear Refuge 7. Some Writers Are More Equal Than Others: George Orwell, the state and Cold War propaganda

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