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Every Home a Fortress Cold War Fatherhood and the Family Fallout Shelter

Title
Every Home a Fortress Cold War Fatherhood and the Family Fallout Shelter / Thomas Bishop.
ISBN
1613767285
9781613767283
1625344821
9781625344823
9781625344830
Publication
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2020]
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2020
Copyright Notice Date
©[2020]
Physical Description
1 online resource (pages cm.)
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on print version record.
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Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
"In Every Home a Fortress, Thomas Bishop details the remarkable cultural history and personal stories behind an iconic figure of Cold War masculinity-the fallout shelter father, who, with spade in hand and the canned goods he has amassed, sought to save his family from atomic warfare. Putting policy documents and presidential addresses into conversation with previously unmined personal letters, diaries, local media coverage, and antinuclear ephemera, Bishop demonstrates that the nuclear crisis years of 1957 to 1963 were not just pivotal for the history of international relations but were also a transitional moment in the social histories of the white middle class and American fatherhood. During this era, public concerns surrounding civil defense shaped private family conversations, and the fallout shelter emerged as a site at which ideas of nationhood, national security, and masculinity collided with the complex reality of trying to raise and protect a family in the nuclear age"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE - 2020 Complete
Project MUSE - 2020 Global Cultural Studies
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 22, 2020
Series
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Culture in Politics in the Cold War and Beyond
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Fatherhood and the Family Fallout Shelter
The Log Cain of the Nuclear Age
The Fallout Shelter Father on the New Frontier
Fatherhood in the Target Zone
The Struggle to Sell Survival
Survival and Violence at the Shelter Door
Take to the Hills.
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Project Muse, distributor.
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