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Title Divided dreamworlds? : the cultural Cold War in East and West / edited by Peter Romijn, Giles Scott-Smith, Joes Segal.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 248 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Studies of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation ; 5
Studies of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation ; 5.
Note Result of a conference held in Utrecht, 26-27 September 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language En.
Contents Introduction: Divided Dreamworlds? The Cultural Cold War in East and West / Giles Scott-Smith & Joes Segal -- Part I: Arts and Sciences Between the Blocs -- 1. An Unofficial Cultural Ambassador: Arthur Miller and the Cultural Cold War / Nathan Abrams -- 2. Biological Utopias East and West: Trofim D. Lysenko and His Critics / William DeJong-Lambert -- 3. Tadeusz Kantor's Publics: Warsaw -- New York / Jill Bugajski -- 4. Co-Producing Cold War Culture: East-West Film-Making and Cultural Diplomacy / Marsha Siefert -- Part II: Modernity East and West -- 5. The Dreamworld of New Yugoslav Culture and the Logic of Cold War Binaries / Sabina Mihelj -- 6. Sounds like America: Yugoslavia's Soft Power in Eastern Europe / Dean Vuletic -- 7. Moving Toward Utopia: Soviet Housing in the Atomic Age / Christine Varga-Harris -- 8. Cold War Modernism and Post-War German Homes: An East-West Comparison / Natalie Scholz & Milena Veenis -- 9. Flying Away: Civil Aviation and the Dream of Freedom in East and West / Annette Vowinckel -- Part III: Post-1989 Perspectives on the Cultural Cold War -- 10. East German Materials after / Justinian Jampol -- 11. Musical 'East-West' Diplomacy in the Cold War and the War on Terror / Harm Langenkamp -- About the Authors -- Index.
Summary With its unique focus on how culture contributed to the blurring of ideological boundaries between the East and the West, this important volume offers fascinating insights into the tensions, rivalries and occasional cooperation between the two blocs. Encompassing developments inboth the arts and sciences, the authors analyze focal points, aesthetic preferences and cultural phenomena through topics as wide-ranging as the East- and West German interior design; the Soviet stance on genetics; US cultural diplomacy during and after the Cold War; and the role of popular music as a universal cultural.
Access This work is licensed under the following Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
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Subject Cold War -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Cold War (1945-1989)
Indexed Term History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Scott-Smith, Giles, 1968- editor.
Romijn, Peter, editor.
Segal, Joes, editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9781283698375 (OCoLC)803990419 (bccb)24394741
Print version: Divided dreamworlds? Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012 9789089644367 (DLC) 2012541130 (OCoLC)794707005
ISBN 9048516706 (electronic bk.)
9789048516704 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 425211