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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


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


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


The Development of War and Culture Studies in the UK: From French Studies, Beyond, and Back Again

Nicola Cooper, Martin Hurcombe, and Debra Kelly

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how the study of France has played a pivotal role in the development of ‘war and culture studies’ in the UK. It first considers more generally the ‘cultural turn’ in war studies ... 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 new commissars of enlightenment: the new atheists, the new anti-atheists, and the new agnosticism

Paul Horwitz

in The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199737727
eISBN:
9780199895267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737727.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter elaborates on the status of religion in liberal democracies (or the promotion of individual liberties). Issues pertaining to liberty and individual rights are perceived to be addressed ... More


Introduction: The German Envoy to America

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter discusses Thomas Mann's peculiar role as an authority on German culture to oppose the Nazi regime. It explains that two factors characterize Mann's unique position in ... 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


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


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


Christianity and the Cold War, 1964–1968

David E. Settje

in Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741337
eISBN:
9780814708729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741337.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Christians addressed the Cold War in relation to their particular theological positions and historical legacies. A spectrum of beliefs about foreign policy had developed ... 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


Warfare, Memorialization, and the Formation of National Communities

John Hutchinson

in Nationalism and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198798453
eISBN:
9780191839528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798453.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter analyses how the effects of warfare in the premodern and modern periods help construct nations as quasi-religious communities of sacrifice, by affecting their meaning systems, ... 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


Political Repression and Culture War

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how wartime and Red Scare repression expanded into a general cultural war on “Bolshevik” causes, individuals, and organizations targeted by the Anticommunist Spider Web during ... More


Letter to Policy Makers

Ebrahim Moosa

in What Is a Madrasa?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620138
eISBN:
9781469623337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In this chapter, the author presents a letter that he would like to send to the president of the United States and members of Congress explaining the role of the madrasas in Muslim religious life. He ... More


Lyric and the Service Sector: Frank O’Hara at Work

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

O’Hara’s “I do this, I do that” poems detail the poet’s movements through the city during periods of leisure. In this chapter, Bernes argues that such leisure periods are usually, implicitly or ... More


Planetary Sightings? Negotiating Sexual Differences in Globalization's Shadow

ELLENT T. ARMOUR

in Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233250
eISBN:
9780823240487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233250.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the legacies of colonial strategies of othering in the contemporary empire, specifically their influence in the cultural wars over the status of sexual ... 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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