The Resource Securing sex: : morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil, Benjamin A. Cowan, (ebook)

Securing sex: : morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil, Benjamin A. Cowan, (ebook)

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Securing sex: : morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil
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Securing sex:
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morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil
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Benjamin A. Cowan
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eng
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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 midcentury, conservatives--individuals and organizations, civilian as well as military--were firmly situated in 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 sexuality, particularly in relation to youth, women, and the mass media.The confluence of an empowered right and a security establishment suffused with rightist moralism created strongholds of anticommunism that spanned government agencies, spurred repression, and generated attempts to control and even change quotidian behavior. Tracking how limits to Cold War authoritarianism finally emerged, Cowan concludes that the record of autocracy and repression in Brazil is part of a larger story of reaction against perceived threats to traditional views of family, gender, moral standards, and sexuality--a story that continues in today's culture wars
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Midwest
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Cowan, Benjamin A
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306.0981
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non fiction
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  • Social values
  • Cold War
  • Sexual ethics
  • Conservatism
  • Electronic books
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
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adult
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Securing sex: : morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil, Benjamin A. Cowan, (ebook)
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9781469627519
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MWT11718679
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Securing sex: : morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil, Benjamin A. Cowan, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469627519
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718679
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718679
System control number
MWT11718679
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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