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Aesthetic Responses to Political Fictions: Pynchon and the Violence of Narrative Chance

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After a brief comparison of Ian Hacking’s intellectual history The Taming of Chance to William Gaddis’s novel The Recognitions (1955), chapter two analyzes Thomas Pynchon’s first novel, V. (1963), ... More


The Zemblan Who Came in from the Cold: Nabokov’s Cold War

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Vladimir Nabokov has been taken by many readers to be pugnaciously apolitical in his work—indeed, until very recently, few critics have thought of Nabokov as engaging political questions at all. ... More


Western Alternatives for Development in the Global Cold War

Sara Lorenzini

in Global Development: A Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691180151
eISBN:
9780691185569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses how modernization worked its way into Cold War politics and how it influenced public discourse and foreign policy in the United States during the second half of the 1950s. ... More


The Cold War, Northern Scottsboro, and the Politics of Civil Rights, 1949–1953

David A. Canton

in Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734256
eISBN:
9781621036555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734256.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Raymond Pace Alexander’s efforts to translate his civil rights activism into larger political ambitions. It looks at Alexander’s handling of important civil rights cases such as ... More


Scaring Up Money for College: How the Politics of Crisis Set the Stage for Gender-Egalitarian Student Aid

Deondra Rose

in Citizenship By Degree: U.S. Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190650940
eISBN:
9780190867300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650940.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

By providing substantial financial support for college students on the basis of need, the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) blazed a trail for gender parity in public support for college ... More


Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network

Sangjoon Lee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752315
eISBN:
9781501752322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752315.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the ways in which postwar Asian cinema was shaped by transnational collaborations and competitions between newly independent and colonial states at the height of Cold War politics. ... More


Epilogue

Laila Haidarali

in Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479875108
eISBN:
9781479865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875108.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This epilogue reemphasizes the arguments in the book. Brown-skin models acquired significant social status as African American women on an expanded global stage between 1945 and 1954—a short but ... More


Convergence and Divergence Yesterday and Today in Diaspora–National Government Relations

Tony Smith

in Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479818761
eISBN:
9781479811786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818761.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter examines how the United States' place and role in international affairs affects divergent and convergent interests between the government and individual diasporas. It examines ... More


The Imaginary Curtain

Roderic Lyne

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the relations between the United States and Europe, on the one hand, and Russia, on the other, arguing that despite the fall of the Iron Curtain there still hangs an imaginary ... More


Isherwood’s American Incarnation and the Gay Protest Novel

Jaime Harker

in Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how Christopher Isherwood’s quest for personal, spiritual, and literary reinvention in the United States changed following his involvement in American Cold War politics and ... More


Foreign Aid and Political Reform

Abel Escribà-Folch and Joseph Wright

in Foreign Pressure and the Politics of Autocratic Survival

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746997
eISBN:
9780191809262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746997.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines how foreign aid influences autocratic regime change by focusing on the domestic political incentives autocratic leaders face when they receive foreign aid that comes with ... More


Imagined Border Crossers on Stage

Suk-Young Kim

in DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164825
eISBN:
9780231537261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164825.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter showcases a comparative analysis of stage plays by influential dramatists from both Koreas. Sin Go-song's Ten Years and Yu Chi-jin's Thus Flows the Han River were published in 1958, in ... More


The Prison of Culture: Ives, American Studies, and Intellectual History, 1965–1985

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the contributions made by “bright young academicians” to discourse about Charles E. Ives during the period 1965–1985. More specifically, it considers the impact that historians ... More


Progressive Feminisms

Jacqueline Castledine

in Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037269
eISBN:
9780252094439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037269.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter talks about how Progressive women faced a number of challenges as they headed out on the campaign trail in 1948. Not only did Women for Wallace activists have to contend with Cold War ... More


Inscriptions on the Wall: Chinese Material Traces in the Landscape

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on the image of a “Chinese Store” in the author’s photographic archive, this chapter addresses past traces of Chinese presences in remote reaches of the rural landscape of Sierra Leone—and in ... More


Visuality and the Colonial Modern: The Technics of Proletarian Culture, Nativism, Modernism, and Mobilization

Theodore Hughes

in Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157490
eISBN:
9780231500715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157490.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter details the ways in which the articulations of the verbal/visual relation in the colonial period allowed for new identifications; new ways of thinking about writing, painting, ... More


Three Guineas and the Cassandra Project – Christa Wolf’s Reading of Virginia Woolf during the Cold War

Henrike Krause

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Against the background of the Cold War and a period of elevated tension between the East and West Bloc states at the end of the 1970s, this chapter explores the fascination of the East German writer ... More


A Revolution in Lawmaking? (1968–1977)

Giovanni Mantilla

in Lawmaking under Pressure: International Humanitarian Law and Internal Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752582
eISBN:
9781501752605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752582.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter describes Additional Protocols (APs) as complicated and fascinating instruments that encapsulate most major aspects of global politics, such as the Third World's struggle to legitimize ... More


The Spreading Chill

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan

in The Web of Freedom: J.C. Kumarappa and Gandhi's Struggle for Economic Justice.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460816
eISBN:
9780199087150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460816.003.0016
Subject:
History, Indian History

The advent of freedom also saw increasing American interest in Indian affairs. In the Cold War atmosphere of the 1950s, America sought to increase its leverage in India through the Community ... More


Conclusion: From Resistance to War

Joaquín M. Chávez

in Poets and Prophets of the Resistance: Intellectuals and the Origins of El Salvador's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199315512
eISBN:
9780190661106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315512.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The conclusion examines the transformation of insurgent intellectuals into leaders of the civil war that pitted the FMLN and its civilian allies against US-sponsored Salvadoran governments between ... More


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