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Author Cowan, Benjamin A., author.

Title Securing sex : morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil / Benjamin A. Cowan.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: that is communism today: envisioning the internal enemy -- Only for the cause of the pátria: the frustrations of interwar moralism -- Sexual revolution?: contexts of countersubversive moralism -- Sexual revolution!: moral panic and the repressive right -- Drugs, anarchism, and eroticism: moral technocracy and the military regime -- Young ladies seduced and carried off by terrorists: secrets, spies, and anticommunist moral panic -- Brazil counts on its sons for redemption: moral, civic, and countersubversive education -- From pornography to the pill: baguna and the limitations of moralist efficacy -- Conclusion.
Summary " ... A transnational network of right-wing cultural activists. They subsequently joined the powerful hardline constituency supporting Brazil's brutal military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. There, they lent their weight to a dictatorship that, Cowan argues, operationalized a moral panic that conflated communist subversion with manifestations of modernity, coalescing around the crucial nodes of gender and sexuality, particularly in relation to youth, women, and the mass media"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Cold War (1945-1989)
Brazil -- Social conditions -- 1964-1985.
Brazil -- Moral conditions.
Social values -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Social aspects -- Brazil.
Sexual ethics -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatism -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cowan, Benjamin A. Securing sex. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] 9781469627502 (DLC) 2015031947 (OCoLC)919068298
ISBN 9781469627526 (electronic bk.)
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