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Securing sex : morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil

Author: Benjamin A Cowan
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... A transnational network of right-wing cultural activists. They subsequently joined the powerful hardline constituency supporting Brazil's brutal military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. There, they lent their weight to a dictatorship that, Cowan argues, operationalized a moral panic that conflated communist subversion with manifestations of modernity, coalescing around the crucial nodes of gender and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin A Cowan
ISBN: 9781469627502 1469627507 9781469628929 1469628929
OCLC Number: 919068298
Description: xiv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: that is communism today: envisioning the internal enemy --
Only for the cause of the pátria: the frustrations of interwar moralism --
Sexual revolution?: contexts of countersubversive moralism --
Sexual revolution!: moral panic and the repressive right --
Drugs, anarchism, and eroticism: moral technocracy and the military regime --
Young ladies seduced and carried off by terrorists: secrets, spies, and anticommunist moral panic --
Brazil counts on its sons for redemption: moral, civic, and countersubversive education --
From pornography to the pill: baguna and the limitations of moralist efficacy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Benjamin A. Cowan.

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In this history of right-wing politics in Brazil during the Cold War, Benjamin Cowan puts the spotlight on the Cold Warriors themselves. Drawing on little-tapped archival records, he shows that by  Read more...

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An important and unique addition to the growing literature on the Cold War and dictatorship in Brazil.--Luso-Brazilian Review A major contribution to our understanding of the Brazilian military Read more...

 
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