War of Words: Culture and the Mass Media in the Making of the Cold War in Europe (BOK)

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War of Words is a volume of essays on the role of propaganda, mass media and culture in the development of the Cold War in Europe. Exploring a dimension of the political and diplomatic rivalry of interest to historians principally in the last decade, these essays explore the cultural dimensions of the early Cold War. The powers felt it necessary to explain and justify to Europeans the division of the continent into two hostile blocs and to mobilise them behind these reinvented European identities, by drawing on elements of national tradition while at the same time invoking modernity. The mass media and popular culture (whose penetration into parts of Eastern and South Eastern Europe was still relatively recent) were harnessed to the demands of propaganda. Even the built environment was mobilised to this end. The antithetical character of the two blocs was not in all respects as absolute as it seemed at the time. Similar cultural and social trends influenced the politics of culture on both sides of the Iron Curtain. This book examines some of these similarities and parallels as well as the intentions and articulation of official policy.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ISBN 9781906359379 Antall sider 288
Dimensjoner 23,4cm x 15,6cm x 2,4cm Vekt 544 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Christoph Hendrik Muller, Judith Devlin
Emner og form Media studies, European history, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, The Cold War