Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Political Science - 282 pages
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Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War explores the meaning of anxiety as expressed through the political and cultural language of the early cold war era. Cuordileone shows how the preoccupation with the soft, malleable American character reflected not only anti-Communism but acute anxieties about manhood and sexuality. Reading major figures like Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Joseph McCarthy, Norman Mailer, JFK, and many lesser known public figures, Cuordileone reveals how the era's cult of toughness shaped the political dynamics of the time and inspired a reinvention of the liberal as a cold warrior.

  

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The best synthetic presentation of momism I've ever read. But, of course, I'm the only one who cares about that shit. Read full review

Contents

Postwar Liberalism and the Crisis
1
Conformity Sexuality and the Beleaguered
97
Reinventing the Liberal as Superman
167
Afterword
237
Notes
247
Index
273
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About the author (2005)

K.A. Cuordileone is Associate Professor of History, New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York.

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