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American Cold War Culture
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Table of Contents; Introduction; Douglas Field; SECTION ONE: CULTURAL THEMES; 1. THE FAMILY: Postwar Family Roles and the Polio Crisis; Jacqueline Foertsch; 2. GENDER AND SEXUALITY: Cold War Homophobia in All About Eve; Robert Corber; 3. POLITICS: Containment and the Cultural Construction of the Cold War; David Ryan; 4. MOBILITY: Trailers in Cold War America; Dina Smith; 5. RACE AND THE COLD WAR: Anxiety and Assimilation; Douglas Field;; SECTION TWO: CULTURAL FORMS; 6. FILM: Disney's Song of the South and the Birth of the White Negro; Catherine Gunther Kodat; 7. LITERATURE: George Orwell and the Cold War; Scott Lucas; 8. TELEVISION: TV, Korea, and Cold War Brainwashing; Alan Nadel; 9. POETRY: American Poetry of the 1950s and 1960s; Hugh Stevens.

About the Author

Douglas Field is an independent scholar who has taught at the University of York and Staffordshire University and is currently teaching English to Asylum Seekers at Stoke on Trent College.

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This book will work particularly well for teachers and students of American Studies at undergraduate level. The volume offers both a useful interdisciplinary overview of the major cultural issues for any student trying to get to grips with both the highbrow and everyday culture of the 1950s, as well as a well-measured introduction to newer ways of thinking about the relationship between politics and culture in the period. -- Dr Peter Knight, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester The volume addresses a topic that has become central to undergraduate courses in American Studies. Douglas Field's inclusion of essays on the construction of race and sexuality during the cold war renders the volume a vital resource as well for interdisciplinary courses that cross academic programs in gender studies, women's studies and African-American Studies as well. -- Professor Donald E. Pease, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire This book will work particularly well for teachers and students of American Studies at undergraduate level. The volume offers both a useful interdisciplinary overview of the major cultural issues for any student trying to get to grips with both the highbrow and everyday culture of the 1950s, as well as a well-measured introduction to newer ways of thinking about the relationship between politics and culture in the period. The volume addresses a topic that has become central to undergraduate courses in American Studies. Douglas Field's inclusion of essays on the construction of race and sexuality during the cold war renders the volume a vital resource as well for interdisciplinary courses that cross academic programs in gender studies, women's studies and African-American Studies as well.

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