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Explaining Cold War Sport

Robert Edelman and Christopher Young

in The Whole World Was Watching: Sport in the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610187
eISBN:
9781503611016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610187.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

While sport history has experienced substantial growth over the last decade, it has been largely ignored in the scholarship on the political, diplomatic, and military aspects of the Cold War, as well ... More


Epilogue: Toward the Cultural Cold War

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter looks forward to the period after 1941, arguing that the methods of Soviet cultural diplomacy of the interwar period informed the all-out Soviet propaganda efforts of the ... More


Introduction

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter first discusses the evolution of modernism from its image of rebellion and relentless pursuit of the new during the first half of the twentieth century into a weapon in the ... More


The Whole World Was Watching: Sport in the Cold War

Robert Edelman and Christopher Young (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610187
eISBN:
9781503611016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610187.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The master narrative of Cold War sports describes a two-sided surrogate war, measurable by falsely objective medal counts every four years at the Olympic Games. This approach is as inadequate for ... More


The Cultural Cold War at Its Peak: Mass Culture and Intellectuals, 1948–1956

Alessandro Brogi

in Confronting America: The Cold War between the United States and the Communists in France and Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834732
eISBN:
9781469602950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877746_brogi.10
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance of the Cold War struggle over ideas and mass culture, which was as crucial as the confrontations in the political, economic, and military arenas. The United ... More


Making an American Ballet Institution in the Cultural Cold War in Europe

Andrea Harris

in Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199342235
eISBN:
9780190265816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199342235.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Chapter 4 examines the circumstances leading to the final success of Lincoln Kirstein’s American ballet in 1963, when Ford Foundation philanthropy made George Balanchine’s neoclassicism a national ... More


Americanists in Unexpected Places

George Blaustein

in Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter is a centrifugal history of American Studies in the United States and abroad. There have been many crises within American Studies, including calls to rename it, internationalize it, or ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Iverson

in Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190868192
eISBN:
9780190929138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868192.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Westdeutscher Rundfunk [West German Radio] or WDR studio emerged in the early 1950s in Cologne, West Germany in a conflicted Cold War climate. On the one hand, electronic music signified social ... More


Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Kiril Tomoff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

In the 1940s and 1950s, Soviet musicians and ensembles were acclaimed across the globe. They toured the world, wowing critics and audiences, projecting an image of the USSR as a sophisticated ... More


Little Cold Warriors: American Childhood in the 1950s

Victoria M. Grieve

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190675684
eISBN:
9780190675714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675684.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

American children’s experiences during the Cold War were complex. Both conservative and liberal Baby Boomers have romanticized the 1950s as an age of innocence, but these nostalgic narratives obscure ... More


Making Ballet 3: Western Symphony, 1954

Andrea Harris

in Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199342235
eISBN:
9780190265816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199342235.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Making Ballet 3 provides a choreographic analysis of the ballet Western Symphony, produced by the New York City Ballet in 1954 with choreography by George Balanchine, music by Hershy Kay, scenery by ... More


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