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Cold War Crucible

The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674598478

Publication Date: 02/09/2015


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 halftones


  • Introduction: What Was the Cold War?
  • I. The Repercussions
    • 1. Naming the Unnamable
    • 2. Local Translation
  • II. The Social
    • 3. Cold War Fantasy
    • 4. Politics of Impression
    • 5. The Truth-Making Campaign
    • 6. Between Mobilization and Participation
  • III. The Simultaneity
    • 7. Social Warfare
    • 8. “Expose Enemies within Our Gates!”
    • 9. People’s War at Home
    • 10. Decolonization as Recolonization
  • Epilogue: The Cold War as Social Politics
  • Notes
  • Archives Consulted
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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