Cold War Cities

Cold. War. cities. Spatial planning, social and political processes, and cultural practices in the age of atomic urbanism, 1945–1965 Richard Brook, Martin Dodge and Jonathan Hogg MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE; UNIVERSITY OF ...

Author: Richard Brook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351330640

Category: History

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This book examines the impact of the Cold War in a global context and focuses on city-scale reactions to the atomic warfare. It explores urbanism as a weapon to combat the dangers of the communist intrusion into the American territories and promote living standards for the urban poor in the US cities. The Cold War saw the birth of ‘atomic urbanisation’, central to which were planning, politics and cultural practices of the newly emerged cities. This book examines cities in the Arctic, Europe, Asia and Australasia in detail to reveal how military, political, resistance and cultural practices impacted on the spaces of everyday life. It probes questions of city planning and development, such as: How did the threat of nuclear war affect planning at a range of geographic scales? What were the patterns of the built environment, architectural forms and material aesthetics of atomic urbanism in difference places? And, how did the ‘Bomb’ manifest itself in civic governance, popular media, arts and academia? Understanding the age of atomic urbanism can help meet the contemporary challenges that cities are facing. The book delivers a new dimension to the existing debates of the ideologically opposed superpowers and their allies, their hemispherical geopolitical struggles, and helps to understand decades of growth post-Second World War by foregrounding the Cold War.

Cold War Cities

Cold. War. Cities. This book is a dynamic study of the range of experiences of the Cold War in Europe, East Asia, and Southeast Asia in the 20th century. Comprised of ten chapters from a diverse team of scholars from Europe, East Asia, ...

Author: Tze-ki Hon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042960274X

Category: History

Page: 184

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This book is a dynamic study of the range of experiences of the Cold War in Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia in the 20th century. Comprised of ten chapters from a diverse team of scholars from Europe, East Asia, and North America, this edited volume furthers the study of the Cold War in two ways. First, it underscores the global scope of the Cold War. Beginning from Europe and extending to East and Southeast Asia, it focuses attention on the overlapping local, national, regional, and international rivalries that ultimately divided the world into two opposing camps. Second, it shows that the Cold War had different impacts in different places. Although not all continents are included, this volume demonstrates that the bipolar system was not monolithic and uniform. By comparing experiences in various cities, this book critically examines the ways in which the bipolar system was circumvented or transformed – particularly in places where the line between the Free World and the Communist World was unclear. Cold War Cities will appeal to students and scholars of history and Cold War studies, cultural geography and material cultures, as well as East and Southeast Asian studies.

Cold War Civil Defence in Western Europe

Civil Defence and emergency planning in Danish urban welfare architecture' in Cold War cities: Politics, culture and atomic urbanism, eds. Jonathan Hogg, Martin Dodge and Richard Brooks (London: Routledge, 2020) and 'Urban civil ...

Author: Marie Cronqvist

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030842819

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British Nuclear Mobilisation Since 1945

Cold War Cities; and Dodge et al., eds. Cold War Cities. 13. With thanks to Jessica Douthwaite for this idea. 14. Grant, After the Bomb. 15. See Blowers, The Legacy of Nuclear Power for more on nuclear peripheries and legacies. 16.

Author: Jonathan Hogg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000395162

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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This book explores aspects of the social and cultural history of nuclear Britain in the Cold War era (1945–1991) and contributes to a more multivalent exploration of the consequences of nuclear choices which are too often left unacknowledged by historians of post-war Britain. In the years after 1945, the British government mobilised money, scientific knowledge, people and military–industrial capacity to create both an independent nuclear deterrent and the generation of electricity through nuclear reactors. This expensive and vast ‘technopolitical’ project, mostly top-secret and run by small sub-committees within government, was central to broader Cold War strategy and policy. Recent attempts to map the resulting social and cultural history of these military–industrial policy decisions suggest that nuclear mobilisation had far-reaching consequences for British life. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Contemporary British History.

The Weapons Legacy of the Cold War

Defence Conversion MinAtom's 10 closed nuclear cities, with a combined population of about 700 000, are today in a critical situation. The cities receive only ... in the closed cities. Conclusion The Cold War nuclear arms race is over.

Author: Dietrich Schroeer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429773110

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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First published in 1997, this volume builds its discussion on a technological base along with policy implications, and constitutes a review of the current situation in international security created by the Cold War, and how the end of the Cold War is likely to change the situation. As the close of the Cold War created a multitude of changes in international security, resulting in a broad range of topics tackled in this collection. It features specialists in military technology, physics, political science, public and international affairs.

The Cold War Interpreting Conflict through Primary Documents 2 volumes

2nd ed. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Hewison, Robert. In Anger: British Culture in the Cold War, 1945–60. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. Hietala, Marjatta, and Katia Pizzi, eds. Cold War Cities: Culture and Memory.

Author: Priscilla Roberts

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144085212X

Category: History

Page: 904

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This detailed two-volume set tells the story of the Cold War, the dominant international event of the second half of the 20th century, through a diverse selection of primary source documents. • Provides in-depth documentary coverage of all key aspects of the Cold War, helping readers understand the continued significance of the Cold War to the current world • Includes documents from all sides of the conflict, including many newly available materials from the Soviet bloc, Cuba, and China • Traces the origins of Cold War rivalry and antagonism between the United States and the Soviet Union back to the Russian Revolution of 1917 • Offers detailed coverage of how the Cold War surfaced beyond Europe, especially in Asia and the Middle East

The Cold War

The chances of an invasion being successful also seemed slim and the use of force could spread to Europe, at the very least provoking a Soviet takeover of Berlin, that most vulnerable of Cold War cities. Importantly, Kennedy had decided ...

Author: Merrilyn Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780741448

Category: History

Page: 192

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How the modern world was shaped by super power rivalry through deception and propaganda This guide exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. New revelations show that what was once regarded as simply a struggle between good and evil was in fact a far more complex affair. Merrilyn Thomas peels back the layers of deception and intrigue and offers a penetrating assessment of the legacy of instability that continues today.

Revolutionary State Making in Dar es Salaam

Revolutionary Cities, Cold War Cities The rise of 'global' and 'transnational' approaches to history has profoundly altered the way in which we think about the longue durée process of decolonisation in Africa.

Author: George Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108845738

Category: History

Page: 288

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Explores the intersecting politics of Cold War rivalries, African liberation, and socialist state-making in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Rethinking Cold War Culture

Smaller cities, too, thrived on the Cold War effort. Some,like Santa Fe (Los Alamos), Oak Ridge, Livermore, Hanford (Washington), Houston, or Titusville/Melbourne (Washington) donot show up onthis list onlybecause their ColdWar funding ...

Author: Peter J. Kuznick

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588344150

Category: History

Page: 240

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This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was more to American society than conformity, political conservatism, consumerism, and middle-class values. By examining popular culture, politics, economics, gender relations, and civil rights, the contributors contend that, while there was little fundamentally new about American culture in the Cold War era, the Cold War shaped and distorted virtually every aspect of American life. Interacting with long-term historical trends related to demographics, technological change, and economic cycles, four new elements dramatically influenced American politics and culture: the threat of nuclear annihilation, the use of surrogate and covert warfare, the intensification of anticommunist ideology, and the rise of a powerful military-industrial complex. This provocative dialogue by leading historians promises to reshape readers' understanding of America during the Cold War, revealing a complex interplay of historical norms and political influences.

Environmental Histories of the Cold War

mind-set carried over into the Soviet subjugation of the Arctic and the nation generally during the Cold War. subjugation of the ... Perhaps understandably, planners emphasized resurrection in short order: perhaps 1,500 cities, towns, ...

Author: J. R. McNeill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521762448

Category: History

Page: 362

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Explores the links between the Cold War and the global environment, ranging from the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons to the political repercussions of environmentalism.