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The Resource The other Cold War, Heonik Kwon

The other Cold War, Heonik Kwon

Label
The other Cold War
Title
The other Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Heonik Kwon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this conceptually bold project, Heonik Kwon uses anthropology to interrogate the cold war's cultural and historical narratives. Adopting a truly panoramic view of local politics and international events, he challenges the notion that the cold war was a global struggle fought uniformly around the world and that the end of the war marked a radical, universal rupture in modern history. Incorporating comparative ethnographic study into a thorough analysis of the period, Kwon upends cherished ideas about the global and their hold on contemporary social science. His narrative describes the slow decomposition of a complex social and political order involving a number of local and culturally creative processes. While the nations of Europe and North America experienced the cold war as a time of "long peace," postcolonial nations entered a different reality altogether, characterized by vicious civil wars and other exceptional forms of violence. Arguing that these events should be integrated into any account of the era, Kwon captures the first sociocultural portrait of the cold war in all its subtlety and diversity
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kwon, Heonik
Dewey number
909.82/5
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.K95 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in international and global history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • World politics
  • History, Modern
  • HISTORY
  • History, Modern
  • Social aspects
  • World politics
Label
The other Cold War, Heonik Kwon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The idea of the end -- Color lines of the twentieth century -- American orientalism -- The ambidextrous body -- The democratic family -- Rethinking postcolonial history -- Cold War culture in perspective -- Conclusion
Control code
695655088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 211 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526708
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/kwon15304
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgtjmj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695655088
Label
The other Cold War, Heonik Kwon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The idea of the end -- Color lines of the twentieth century -- American orientalism -- The ambidextrous body -- The democratic family -- Rethinking postcolonial history -- Cold War culture in perspective -- Conclusion
Control code
695655088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 211 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526708
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/kwon15304
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgtjmj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695655088

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