Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War / Edition 2

Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War / Edition 2

by Richard Cavell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802085008

ISBN-13: 9780802085009

Pub. Date: 05/12/2004

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The essays in Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War present a Cold War different in many respects from the familiar one of anti-communist hysteria. In Canada, the Cold War raised issues of national self-representation that went beyond international political tensions related to capitalistic versus communistic regimes. If the discourse of the Cold War in

Overview

The essays in Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War present a Cold War different in many respects from the familiar one of anti-communist hysteria. In Canada, the Cold War raised issues of national self-representation that went beyond international political tensions related to capitalistic versus communistic regimes. If the discourse of the Cold War in Canada was anti-communist, it was also anti-American in many ways. Drawing on a number of disciplinary approaches and examining what Michel Foucault called the 'discursive' practices of the period, the contributors examine how, in the Cold War, the personal became the political through the state's attempt to regulate sexuality - in pulp fiction, in film, and in public spaces.

A major theme emerging from Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War is that many issues associated with the Cold War in Canada actually preceded World War II and continue to haunt us today. This has become particularly apparent after the terrorist attacks of September 2001, when politicians began employing the rhetoric of the 'War on Terror' and invoking issues of border security, immigration and refugee quotas, and 'harmonization' of policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802085009
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
05/12/2004
Series:
Green College Thematic Lecture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Cultural Production of Canada's Cold War3
IFear
1'We Know They're There': Canada and Its Others, with or without the Cold War35
2Sunday Morning Subversion: The Canadian Security State and Organized Religion in the Cold War57
IIHate
3Freedom Lovers, Sex Deviates, and Damaged Women: Iron Curtain Refugee Discourses in Cold War Canada77
4The Canadian Cold War on Queers: Sexual Regulation and Resistance108
IIILove
5Margin Notes: Reading Lesbianism as Obscenity in a Cold War Courtroom135
6'It's a Tough Time to Be in Love': The Darker Side of Chatelaine during the Cold War159
7Monkey on the Back: Canadian Cinema, Conflicted Masculinities, and Queer Silences in Canada's Cold War183
Code: Communists and Dandies208
Contributors215

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