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Civil defense begins at home : militarization meets everyday life in the fifties

Author: Laura McEnaney
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
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"As McEnaney demonstrates, the creation of a civil defense program produced new dilemmas about the degree to which civilian society should be militarized to defend itself against internal and external threats. Conflicts arose about the relative responsibilities of state and citizen to fund and implement a home-front security program. The defense establishment's resolution was to popularize and privatize military  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura McEnaney
ISBN: 0691001383 9780691001388
OCLC Number: 43083317
Description: x, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The dilemmas of planning and propaganda --
Living underground: the public politics of private shelters --
The nuclear family: militarizing domesticity, domesticating war --
Raising women's bomb consciousness --
"Equal in suffering": race, class, and the bomb.
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsibility: Laura McEnaney.
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Demonstrates that the creation of a civil defense program produced dilemmas about the degree to which civilian society should be militarized to defend itself against threats. This book uncovers  Read more...

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