Duck and Cover: Civil Defense Images in Film and Television from the Cold War to 9/11

Duck and Cover: Civil Defense Images in Film and
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  • 223 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in B&W
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  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

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During the 1950s and early 1960s, school air-raid drills, bomb shelters, and unnerving civil defense films served as constant reminders of the looming threat of nuclear war. Throughout America, a widespread civil defense effort used town meetings, public school educational programs, and the mass media--television, radio, and especially, motion pictures--to mobilize every citizen for a protracted Cold War. This volume explores how American popular culture has portrayed civil defense from mid-twentieth century to the immediate post-September 11 era. With analysis of everything from early government propaganda films and 1950s science fiction films to "Happy Days", the Reagan-era TV movie The Day After, and the small-screen nostalgia trend after 9/11, it shows how popular culture reflects American fears and the hope of preparedness.
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  • Sales Rank: 83,809
  • ISBN: 0786465875
  • EAN: 9780786465873
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