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The contours of America's cold war

Author: Matthew Farish
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
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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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Farish, Matthew.
Contours of America's cold war.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010038340
(OCoLC)617508692
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
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 351 pages) : illustrations, maps
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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