Imperial Brotherhood: Gender and the Making of Cold War Foreign Policy (Google eBook)

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2003 - History - 329 pages
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An analysis of how culture, class and gender shaped American foreign policy during the Cold War. The author examines the institutions that shaped the members of the US foreign policy establishment, including all-male prep schools and Ivy-League universities.
  

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Contents

The Foreign Policy Establishment
9
The Reproduction of Imperial Manhood
17
Heroism Bodies and the Construction of Elite Masculinity
37
Lavender Lads and the Foreign Policy Establishment
63
The Sexual Inquisition and the Imperial Brotherhood
97
LavenderBaiting and the Persistence of the Sexual Inquisition
147
John F Kennedy and the Domestic Politics of Foreign Policy
169
Manhood the Imperial Brotherhood and the Vietnam War
201
AFTERWORD
241
NOTES
245
REFERENCES
307
INDEX
323
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Dean is assistant professor of history at Eastern Washington University.

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