Rethinking Cold War Culture PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Rethinking Cold War Culture free pdf This work questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of post-war America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was much more to American society than conformity, political conservatism, consumerism and middle-class values. They explore the multitude of ways in which Americans experienced the Cold War, reflecting profound differences among generations, genders, races and classes. By examining popular culture, politics, economics, gender relations and civil rights, the contributors contend that, while there was little fundamentally new about American culture in the Cold War era, the Cold War shaped and distorted virtually every aspect of American life. Interacting with long-term historical trends related to demographics, technological change and economic cycles, four new elements dramatically influenced American politics and culture: the threat of nuclear annihilation- the use of surrogate and covert warfare- the intensification of anticommunist ideology- and the rise of a powerful military-industrial complex.

About Peter J. Kuznick

Peter J. Kuznick is associate professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, and the author of "Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America" (1987). James Gilbert is Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of "Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science" (1997).

Details Book

Author : Peter J. Kuznick
Publisher : Smithsonian Books
Data Published : 01 February 2001
ISBN : 1560988959
EAN : 9781560988953
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Rethinking Cold War Culture



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • American Pop free pdfAmerican Pop

    "American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade" is the most comprehensive reference on American pop culture ever assembled. beginning with the 1900s up through today.

    Pop culture is the heart and soul of America..


  • American Pop free pdfAmerican Pop

    "American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade" is the most comprehensive reference on American pop culture ever assembled. beginning with the 1900s up through today.

    Pop culture is the heart and soul of America..


  • American Cinema/American Culture free pdfAmerican Cinema/American Culture

    American Cinema/American Culture looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2011. It begins with an examination of the basic narrative and stylistic features of classical Hollywood cinema..


  • American Cinema / American Culture free pdfAmerican Cinema / American Culture

    American Cinema/American Culture looks at the interplay between American cinema and mass culture from the 1890s to 2011. It begins with an examination of the basic narrative and stylistic features of classical Hollywood cinema..


  • Jewish American Food Culture free pdfJewish American Food Culture

    Many Jewish foods are beloved in American culture. Everyone eats bagels. and the delicatessen is ubiquitous from Midtown Manhattan to Los Angeles. Jewish American Food Culture offers readers an in-depth look at the well-known and unfamiliar Jewish dishes and the practices and culture of a diverse group..


  • Rethinking Cold War Culture free pdfRethinking Cold War Culture

    Free Book Apps. This work questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of post-war America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture du