Across the Blocs: Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History (Cold War History)

Across the Blocs: Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History (Cold War History)

By: Patrick Major (editor), Rana Mitter (editor)Paperback

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This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history. It makes cross-cultural comparisons of the socio cultural aspects of the Cold War across the East/West block divide, dealing with issues including broadcasting, public opinion, and the production and consumption of popular culture.

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Patrick Major is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Warwick and author of The Death of the KPD: communism and anti-communism in West Germany, 1945-1956 (Oxford University Press, 1997). Rana Mitter is University Lecturer in the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University and author of The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Modern China (University of California Press, 2000).


1. East is East and West is West?: Towards a comparative sociocultural history of the Cold War 2. The Man Who Invented Truth: The tenure of Edward R. Murrow as director of the United States Information Agency during the Kennedy years 3. Soviet Cinema in the Early Cold War 4. Future Perfect?: Communist science fiction in the Cold War 5. The Education of Dissent: Radio free Europe and Hungarian society, 1951-56 6. The Debate over Nuclear Refuge 7. Some Writers Are More Equal Than Others: George Orwell, the state and Cold War propaganda

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/02/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780714684642
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9780714684642
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 0714684643

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