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Performing the Cold War in the postcolonial world : theatre, film, literature and things

Performing the Cold War in the postcolonial world : theatre, film, literature and things / edited by Christopher B. Balme.
New York ; London : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Physical Description
x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"This volume explores how the Cultural Cold War played out in Africa and Asia in the context of decolonization. Both the USA and the Soviet Union as well as East European states undertook significant efforts to influence cultural life in the newly independent, postcolonial world. The different forms of influence are the subject of this book. The contributions are grouped around four topic headings. "Networks and Institutions" looks at the various ways Western-style theatre became institutionalized in the decolonial world, especially Africa. "Cultural Diplomacy" focuses on the activities of the Soviet Union in India in the late 1950s and 1960s in the very different arenas of book publishing and the circus. "Artists and Agency" explores how West African filmmakers (Ousmane Sembene and Abderrahmane Sissako) and European authors (Brecht and Ibsen) were harnessed for different kinds of Cold War strategies. Finally, the section "Cultures of Things" investigates how everyday objects such as books and iconic theatre buildings became suffused with affect, nostalgia and ideology. This book will be of interest for students of the Cold War, postcolonial studies, theatre, film and literature"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Performing the Cold War in the postcolonial world New York, NY : Routledge, 2024
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November 17, 2023
Routledge studies in cultures of the global Cold War
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Aesthetic world-systems : mythologies of modernism and realism / Monica Popescu
Cold War mobilities : Eastern European theatre going global / Viviana Iacob
Theatre for influence : American cultural and philanthropic missions in West Africa during the early Cold War / Gideon Ime Morison
"Propaganda was almost nil"? : Soviet books and publishing in India in the 1960s / Severyan Dyakonov
Indo-Soviet circus exchanges during the Cold War : state propaganda or a people's art form? / Aastha Gandhi
Narratives of education and migration : from La Noire de... (1966) to Octobre (1993) / Gesine Drews-Sylla
Brecht as a tool for cultural development : East German ITI events for theatre artists from the "Third World" / Rebecca Sturm
"Clean tablets to write upon" : Ibsen's brand in Riga and Moscow in the 1970s / Vita Matiss
Soviet books, geopolitical imagination and eclectic solidarities in India / Sudha Rajagopalan
National theatres in Africa between modular modernity and cultural heritage / Christopher B. Balme.

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