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Introduction: “Russia and the West” in a Soviet Key

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/9780199794577.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides a historical excursion into comparative cultural diplomacy, distinguishing Soviet approaches from the efforts to influence foreign public opinion within diplomacy ... More


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

Michael David-Fox

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a history of the Soviet tours of European and American intellectuals, writers, bohemians, professionals, and political tourists who saw the “Soviet experiment” in the 1920s and 1930s. It ... More


Going West: Soviet “Cultural” Operations Abroad

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/9780199794577.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the outposts and activities of Soviet cultural diplomacy in Western countries in the 1920s. It argues that Weimar Germany became the most important testing ground for the Soviet ... More


Rise of the Stalinist Superiority Complex

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/9780199794577.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces Soviet cultural diplomacy through three radically divergent periods: the mid-1930s height of the Popular Front, the Great Terror and show trials from 1936–38, and the Nazi-Soviet ... More


American Cultural Diplomacy and the Mediation of Avant‐garde Music

Danielle Fosler‐Lussier

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Avant‐garde music played a small but important role in American cultural diplomacy during the cold war. In Western Europe, it was meant to demonstrate the United States' cultural sophistication; in ... More


Plunder or Preservation? Negotiating an Anglo-American Heritage in the Later Nineteenth Century in the Old World and the New: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Niagara Falls, and Carlyle’s House*

Melanie Hall

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter locates issues of heritage and preservation in broader debates about ownership of ‘natural’ and ‘cultural’ property and its stewardship (or conservation) as an emerging representation of ... More


Archives of Authority

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter details the correspondence between the author and the Central Intelligence Agency regarding the release of information in line with the Freedom of Information Act. At the same time the ... More


Hard-Currency Foreigners and the Campaign Mode

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/9780199794577.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows how the intense pressures of the First Five-Year Plan (also known as the Great Break or Stalin's revolution from above) profoundly affected the agendas and approaches of Soviet ... 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


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


Introduction

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1954, the United States began using cultural tours in foreign policy to improve the world’s perception of American cultural and political life. Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, cultural ... More


Cultural heritage as performance: Re-enacting Angkorian grandeur in postcolonial Cambodia (1953–70)

Michael Falser

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The topos of inheriting the built legacy of the temples of Angkor (9th to 13th centuries CE) had been a vital element of the French-colonial civilizing mission in Cambodia from 1863 onwards. Yet this ... More


Introduction: More new diplomatic history

Jennifer Mori

in The Culture of Diplomacy: Britain in Europe, c. 1750–1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082726
eISBN:
9781781702703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082726.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter seeks to strip the craft of the image of diplomacy as a ‘glamorous’ profession. The principal source base for this study is the private correspondence of c.50 diplomats and their ... More


Earl Grey’s Public Diplomacy

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/9781474417815.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the banquet held by the New York branch of the Pilgrims Society in March 1906 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada. This dinner provides ... More


The Promise and Limits of “Pop Culture Diplomacy” in East Asia: Contexts-Texts-Reception

Chiho Sawada

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In “Pop Culture Diplomacy and Public Memory in East Asia: Contexts-Texts-Reception,” Chiho Sawada explores the complex interactions between transnational flows of pop culture and the process of ... More


Cultural Diplomacy for Peace and War: The Turns of the Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai

Jessamyn R. Abel

in The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841072
eISBN:
9780824868086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841072.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Whenever regular diplomatic channels were damaged or destroyed, Japanese internationalists turned toward other, seemingly non-political means for engaging with the international community. One of the ... More


“Down with Imperialism”: The Latin American Origins of U.S. Cultural 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/9780199777945.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the Latin American origins of the United States's cultural diplomacy. It begins by citing a conference held in Buenos Aires in December 1936 which epitomized America's prewar ... More


“The Drift of History”: War, Culture, and Hegemony

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/9780199777945.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of World War II on U.S. cultural diplomacy in particular and foreign policy more generally. It considers the first concrete steps taken by the United States to expand ... More


‘Meeting [our] domestic Communism problem’: Cold War governance and the public university

Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

in Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies: Australia, America and the Fulbright Program

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526128973
eISBN:
9781526142030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the Cold War the Fulbright program was considered an effective arm of US ‘soft power’ and cultural diplomacy. The US saw Australia as strategically valuable in the Asia-Pacific region of the ... 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


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