New PDF release: Anti-Communism and Popular Culture in Mid-Century America

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By Cyndy Hendershot

now not lengthy after the Allied victories in Europe and Japan, America’s realization grew to become from international battle to chilly warfare. The perceived probability of communism had a distinct and demanding impression on all degrees of yank pop culture, from executive propaganda motion pictures like Red Nightmare in Time journal to Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
This paintings examines representations of anti-communist sentiment in American pop culture from the early fifties during the mid-sixties. The dialogue covers tv courses, motion pictures, novels, journalism, maps, memoirs, and different works that awarded anti-communist ideology to hundreds of thousands of usa citizens and prompted their puzzling over those arguable concerns. It additionally issues out the various strands of anti-communist rhetoric, corresponding to liberal and countersubversive ones, that ruled pop culture in several media, and tells a way more complex tale approximately manufacturers’ and shoppers’ principles approximately communism via shut examine of the cultural artifacts of the chilly War.
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