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Title Understanding the imaginary war : culture, thought and nuclear conflict, 1945-90 / edited by Matthew Grant, Benjamin Ziemann.

Publication Info. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Cultural history of modern war
Cultural history of modern war.
Contents Introduction. The cold war as an imaginary war -- Matthew Grant and Benjamin Ziemann 1. The apocalyptic fiction: shaping the future in the cold war -- Eva Horn 2. Building peace, fearing the apocalypse: Nuclear danger in Soviet cold war culture, 1945-91 -- Miriam Dobson 3. Nuclear themes in American culture, 1945 to the present -- Paul Boyer 4. The imaginative landscape of nuclear war in Britain, 1945-65 -- Matthew Grant 5. German angst? Debating cold war anxieties in West Germany, 1945-90 -- Benjamin Ziemann 6. After Hiroshima. G√ľnther Anders and the history of anti-nuclear critique -- Jason Dawsey 7. Hiroshima/Nagasaki, civil rights and anti-war protest in Japan's cold war -- Ann Sheriff 8. Catholic anti-communism, the bomb and perceptions of apocalypse in West Germany and the USA, 1945-90 -- Daniel Gerster 9. 'The nuclear arms race is psychological at its roots.' Physicians and their therapies for the Cold War -- Claudia Kemper 10. Imagining the apocalypse: nuclear winter in science and the world -- Paul Rubinson 11. Images of nuclear war in U.S. government films from the early cold war -- Lars Nowak Index.
Summary Presents a comparative overview of the cultural imaginations of nuclear weapons and the anticipation of nuclear destruction. It considers representations of elements of the Cold War in popular culture and thought across Europe, Japan, USSR and the USA, providing a significant addition to Cold War historiography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Cold War (1945-1989)
War.
Nuclear warfare -- Social aspects.
Cold War.
Cold War in popular culture.
Imaginary wars and battles.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Grant, Matthew, 1980- editor.
Ziemann, Benjamin, editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9781784994402
ISBN 9781526101334 (electronic bk.)
1526101335 (electronic bk.)
9781526101327 (electronic bk.)
1526101327 (electronic bk.)
9781784994402 (hbk.)
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