The Resource The naked communist : Cold War modernism and the politics of popular culture, Roland Végső, (electronic book)

The naked communist : Cold War modernism and the politics of popular culture, Roland Végső, (electronic book)

Label
The naked communist : Cold War modernism and the politics of popular culture
Title
The naked communist
Title remainder
Cold War modernism and the politics of popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Roland Végső
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book argues that the political ideologies of modernity were determined in a fundamental manner by four basic figures: the world, the enemy, the secret, and the catastrophe. While the "world" names the totality that functioned as the ultimate horizon of modern political imagination, the three other figures define the necessary limits of this totality by reflecting on the limits of representation. Although the four figures have formed a number of different historical constellations, the book highlights their enduring presence in the modern imagination through the detailed analysis of one concrete historical example: American anti-Communist politics of the 1950s. Within this historical context, the primary objective of the book is to describe the internal mechanisms of what we could call an anti-Communist "aesthetic ideology." The book traces the way anti-Communist popular culture emerged in the discourse of Cold War liberalism as a political symptom of modernism. Based on a discursive analysis of American anti-Communist politics, the book presents parallel readings of modernism and popular fiction from the 1950s (nuclear holocaust novels, spy novels, and popular political novels) in order to show that in spite of the radical separation of the two cultural fields they both participated in a common ideological program."--Publisher's abstract
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Végső, Roland
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E743.5
LC item number
.V44 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Cold War
  • Popular culture
  • Aesthetics
  • Anti-communist movements in literature
  • Cold War in literature
  • American literature
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The naked communist : Cold War modernism and the politics of popular culture, Roland Végső, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Anti-Communist Politics -- The Aesthetic Unconscious -- Anti-Communist Politics and the Limits of Representation -- The Enemy, the Secret, and the Catastrophe -- Anti-Communist Aesthetic Ideology -- Part II. Anti-Communist Fiction -- One World : Nuclear Holocausts -- Two Worlds : Stolen Secrets -- Three Worlds : Global Enemies
Control code
ebr10611574
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The naked communist : Cold War modernism and the politics of popular culture, Roland Végső, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Anti-Communist Politics -- The Aesthetic Unconscious -- Anti-Communist Politics and the Limits of Representation -- The Enemy, the Secret, and the Catastrophe -- Anti-Communist Aesthetic Ideology -- Part II. Anti-Communist Fiction -- One World : Nuclear Holocausts -- Two Worlds : Stolen Secrets -- Three Worlds : Global Enemies
Control code
ebr10611574
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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