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Description - American Cold War Culture by Douglas Field

An accessible discussion of recent and more established theories on US Cold War culture Although it is fifty years since the height of the Cold War, recent events have seen a resurgence of surveillance, paranoia and nuclear threats. Cultural critics and politicians are drawing parallels between the threat of Communism in the 1950s and 1960s and the present 'axis of evil'. This book taps into this interest, drawing on work from prominent academics as well as new theorists working in the field of Cold War Studies. American Cold War Culture guides the reader through recent and established theories as well as introducing a number of previously neglected themes, films and texts. Divided into two parts (Cultural Themes and Cultural Forms) it features chapters on the themes of Gender and Sexuality; Race; Politics; the Family; Mobility; and the cultural forms of Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Television. The authors take a case study approach, and each chapter is prefaced by a contextualising introduction to the general theme or form being covered, ensuring accessibility to the broadest possible readership.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748619238
ISBN-10: 0748619232
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Douglas Field

Douglas Field is an independent scholar who has taught at the University of York and Staffordshire University and is currently teaching English to Asylum Seekers at Stoke on Trent College.

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