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Description - Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War by K. A. Cuordileone

When Americans talked about politics in the 1950s, this title argues, they always seemed to be talking about sex. Political discourse was inundated with references to soft and hard, to masochism and impotency, to thrusts and ecstacies. Cuordileone argues that the gendered and sexualized language of Cold Warriors was produced by specific anxieties about masculinities. To support this interpretation she offers readings of figures like Norman Mailer, Arthur Schlesinger and JFK.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415925990
ISBN-10: 0415925991
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - K. A. Cuordileone

K.A. Cuordileone is Associate Professor of History, New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York.