Across the Blocs
Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History
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Across the Blocs by Patrick Major
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714684642
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick Major
Behind the Berlin Wall, Paperback (January 2011)
On 13 August 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Patrick Major explores how the border closure affected ordinary East Germans, from workers and farmers to teenagers and even party members, 'caught out' by Sunday the Thirteenth.
Across the Blocs, Hardback (February 2004)
This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history.
Workers' and Peasants' State, Paperback (August 2002)
Focusing on the former East Germany during the immediate post-war years, these fifteen essays concentrate on the process of 'becoming communist' experienced by those wielding power as well as ordinary german citizens living in the aftermath of the fascist ideology of the war years.
Death of the KPD, Hardback (February 1998)» View all books by Patrick Major
Why was the West German Communist Party banned in 1956, only 11 years after it emerged from Nazi persecution? This book uses material from Communist archives in the former GDR and western intelligence, to trace the final decline and fall of the once-powerful KPD.
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Author Biography - Patrick Major
Patrick Major is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Warwick and author of The Death of the KPD: communism and anti-communism in West Germany, 1945-1956 (Oxford University Press, 1997). Rana Mitter is University Lecturer in the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University and author of The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Modern China (University of California Press, 2000).
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