The contours of America's cold war (eBook, 2010) []
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The contours of America's cold war

The contours of America's cold war

Author: Matthew Farish
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
In The Contours of America's Cold War, Matthew Farish explores new ways of conceptualizing space as part of post-World War II American militarism. He demonstrates how the social sciences were militarized in the early Cold War period, producing spatial knowledge that was of immediate use to the state as it sought to expand its reach across the globe. Geographic knowledge generated for the Cold War was a form of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Farish, Matthew.
Contours of America's cold war.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010038340
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Farish
ISBN: 9780816675081 0816675082
OCLC Number: 698116870
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2021. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 351 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : a history of cold war spaces --
Global views : geopolitics, science, and culture --
Regional intelligence : the militarization of geographical knowledge --
Illuminating the terrain : social science finds its targets --
The cybernetic continent : North America as defense laboratory --
Anxious urbanism : strategies for the atomic city --
Conclusion : into space.
Responsibility: Matthew Farish.


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"The Contours of America's Cold War offers a vital new contribution to American studies. Matthew Farish shows how the geopolitics of the Cold War required a new cartography, producing a wide ranging Read more...

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