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Turning a negative into a positive

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter demonstrates how American domestic affairs could influence the nation's Cold War policies and image overseas. It emphasises the subtle skills that Washington used to develop cinematic ... More


Introduction

Clare Croft

in Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199958191
eISBN:
9780190226329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958191.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

The introduction examines Americans’ and non-Americans’ collaborative engagement with national identity through performance, which often produces different results than traditional forms of ... More


Pawns, Proxies, and Pressing the Case for the Free World: The USIA and Eisenhower’s New Look

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The Eisenhower administration’s creation of the United States Information Agency (USIA), along with its elevation of public diplomacy within the national security apparatus, gave US overseas outreach ... More


The Creation of the USIA and the Fate of U.S. Public Diplomacy

Justin Hart

in Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777945
eISBN:
9780190254483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777945.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by the United States Information Agency (USIA) in shaping the philosophy of U.S. public diplomacy. It considers how the emergence of U.S. public diplomacy ... More


A “New Babel of Voices”: Cacophony and Community in the Decolonizing World

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The USIA continued to expand its activities in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East throughout the 1950s. There, US outreach encountered volatile issues of race, empire, development, and decolonization ... More


Public Diplomacy Conceptualised

Stephen Bowman

in The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417815
eISBN:
9781474445184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417815.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter outlines the theoretical rationale behind the book’s argument that the Pilgrims Society’s activities during the first half of the twentieth century were a nascent form of public ... More


Europe Again

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0049
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's travel to Europe after World War II, one of American artists sent by the U.S. government abroad to talk about their work in an effort to repair the damage Nazi ... More


“Mucha Alianza, Poco Progreso”: The Alliance for Progress and the Development of the Third World

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The Kennedy administration elevated the Global South, and especially Latin America, to the top of its foreign policy priority list, and promoted modernization as the solution to the economic ... More


Fiddlin’ and Travelin’

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

in Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813147031
eISBN:
9780813154640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Claude’s most exciting basketball season was probably 1957–1958 as Adolph Rupp’s “Fiddlin’ Five” won a surprising NCAA Championship. Claude continued to travel internationally, stumbling into a coup ... More


The Accidental Political Advantages of a Nonpolitical Book Program: Franklin Publications and Juvenile Books Abroad

Victoria M. Grieve

in Little Cold Warriors: American Childhood in the 1950s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190675684
eISBN:
9780190675714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675684.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In the early years of the Cold War, the US government devoted substantial energy and funds to using books as weapons against the Soviet Union. Books and the principles they represented were to ... More


True Colors: Nonalignment, Race, and the Proliferation of Public Diplomacy in the Formation of the Third World

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Cold War crises in the early 1960s intensified the dialogues about and across the Global South, as three major themes—nonalignment, race/decolonization, and underdevelopment—struck chords throughout ... More


Introduction: In the Beginning Was the Word

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The Cold War began as a bipolar confrontation centered in Europe, but it evolved over time into a worldwide multipolar conversation. As Europe’s overseas possessions advanced toward decolonization, ... More


A Singapore Story, Hollywood Version: US Government Anti-Communist Films Produced in Singapore and Malaya

Wai-Siam Hee

in Remapping the Sinophone: The Cultural Production of Chinese-Language Cinema in Singapore and Malaya before and during the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528035
eISBN:
9789882204874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528035.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The fourth chapter examines anti-Communist films made by Hollywood in Cantonese and Malay in Singapore and Malaya in the Cold War context of the ‘Campaign of Truth’. In the early 1950s, the United ... More


Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Jason C. Parker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

During the Cold War, the superpowers endeavored to win hearts and minds through what came to be called public diplomacy. Many of the target audiences were on the front lines in Europe. But other, ... More


Conclusion: Murrow’s Wager

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

By carrying the Cold War into the non-European world, the superpowers’ public diplomats helped catalyze a collective identity among impoverished, imperialized areas as newly independent peoples ... More


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