Citizenship in Cold War America : the national security state and the possibilities of dissent / Andrea Friedman.
Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, 
xii, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
Culture, politics, and the Cold War.
Formatted Contents Note
Citizenship stories in exceptional times Internal security, national security : psychological citizenship in the Cold War era The case of the war bride : liberal citizenship and human rights in the national security state The right to earn a living : loyalty, race, and economic citizenship "A dependent independence and a dominated dominion" : empire and semi-citizenship on the Cold War stage "The show of violence" : social citizenship, democracy, and the remaking of national security Conclusion: Exceptions, exceptionalism, and US citizenship.
Publisher's description: In the wake of 9/11, many Americans have deplored the dangers to liberty posed by a growing surveillance state. In this book, Andrea Friedman moves beyond the standard security/liberty dichotomy, weaving together often forgotten episodes of early Cold War history to reveal how the obsession with national security enabled dissent and fostered new imaginings of democracy. Friedman traverses immigration law and loyalty boards, popular culture and theoretical treatises, U.S. courtrooms and Puerto Rican jails, to demonstrate how Cold War repression made visible in new ways the unevenness and limitations of American citizenship. Highlighting the ways that race and gender shaped critiques and defenses of the national security regime, she offers new insight into the contradictions of Cold War political culture.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KF4700 .F75 2014
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