Anti-Communism and Popular Culture in Mid-Century America by Cyndy Hendershot

By Cyndy Hendershot

no longer lengthy after the Allied victories in Europe and Japan, America’s recognition grew to become from international battle to chilly conflict. The perceived danger of communism had a distinct and critical effect on all degrees of yankee pop culture, from govt propaganda movies 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, movies, novels, journalism, maps, memoirs, and different works that provided anti-communist ideology to hundreds of thousands of american citizens and encouraged their wondering those debatable concerns. It additionally issues out different strands of anti-communist rhetoric, resembling 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 research of the cultural artifacts of the chilly War.
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