American Militarism and Anti-Militarism in Popular Media, by Lisa M. Mundey PDF

By Lisa M. Mundey

students have characterised the early a long time of the chilly conflict as an period of emerging militarism within the usa yet such a lot american citizens persevered to spot themselves as essentially anti-militaristic. To them, “militaristic” outlined the authoritarian regimes of Germany and Japan that the country had defeated in international battle II—aggressive, power-hungry international locations within which the army possessed energy open air civilian authority.
a lot of the preferred tradition within the a long time following global battle II mirrored and strengthened a extra pacifist belief of the USA. This research explores army photographs in tv, movie, and comedian books from 1945 to 1970 to appreciate how pop culture made it attainable for a public to embody extra militaristic nationwide protection guidelines but proceed to understand themselves as deeply anti-militaristic.

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