Cold War Culture: Media and the Arts, 1945-1990by Richard A. Schwartz
For more than 40 years, the Cold War defined our values and identity as Americans. Its influence pervaded every aspect of American life and can be seen clearly in popular culture, the arts, and literature. This easy-to-use reference chronicles the important themes, genres, and individuals that helped shape the Cold War era. More than simply a catalog, it illustrates how social and cultural values are embodied, reproduced, and reinforced in both popular and "high" culture.
- Books and writers: The Beat movement, spy novels, James Baldwin, Ayn Rand
- Film: Dr. Strangelove, Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, James Bond
- Political events and social phenomena: Sputnik, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, bomb shelters, hippies
- Television and radio: Quiz shows, sitcoms, Ed Sullivan, The Tonight Show, Father Knows Best
- Theater, music, dance performance, sports, games, toys: Hair, Bob Dylan, Nadia Comaneci, The Crucible, GI Joe, and Barbie and more.
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- 1ST PBK
- Product dimensions:
- 8.48(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.98(d)
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