Routledge Studies in Cultures of the Global Cold War aims to invigorate research on the Cold War beyond the US-USSR bipolar framework, to focus on what is now called the Global South - Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These sites have both been impacted by, and have transformed in turn, the global engagement of the Cold War and its cultural and political discourses. Moreover, the series focuses on cultural production in these regions to understand how ideological battles intertwined with direct violence in the Cold War’s "hot zones." The series invites monographs and edited collections that historicize and trace genealogies of the conceptual tools and methodologies informing current debates stemming from the Cold War period.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the Series Editors, Monica Popescu ([email protected]), Katherine Zien (katherine.zie[email protected]) and Sandeep Banerjee (sandeep.banerjee @mcgill.ca).
Cold War Assemblages Decolonization to Digital
By Christopher B. Balme
July 20, 2023
This volume explores how the Cultural Cold War played out in Africa and Asia in the context of decolonization. Both the United States and the Soviet Union as well as East European states undertook significant efforts to influence cultural life in the newly independent, postcolonial world. The ...
By Sudha Rajagopalan
March 03, 2023
At the intersection of cultural history, material culture studies, memory studies and feminist geopolitics, Journeys of Soviet Things is an oral history of socialist globalisation constructed around the journeys of Cold War era Soviet objects in India and Cuba. During the Cold War, an important ...
By Kerry Bystrom, Monica Popescu, Katherine Zien
January 09, 2023
This volume investigates the cultural sites where the global Cold War played out. It brings to view unpredictable encounters that arose as writers, artists, filmmakers, and intellectuals from or aligned with the Third World navigated the ideological and material constraints set by superpowers and ...
By Bhakti Shringarpure
April 03, 2019
This book bridges the gap between the simultaneously unfolding histories of postcoloniality and the forty-five-year ideological and geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Not only did the superpowers rely upon the decolonizing world to further imperial agendas, but the postcolony ...