Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War by Richard CavellLove, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War by Richard Cavell

Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War

EditorRichard Cavell

Paperback | May 12, 2004

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The essays in Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War present a Cold War different in many respects from the familiar one of anti-communist hysteria. In Canada, the Cold War raised issues of national self-representation that went beyond international political tensions related to capitalistic versus communistic regimes. If the discourse of the Cold War in Canada was anti-communist, it was also anti-American in many ways. Drawing on a number of disciplinary approaches and examining what Michel Foucault called the 'discursive' practices of the period, the contributors examine how, in the Cold War, the personal became the political through the state's attempt to regulate sexuality - in pulp fiction, in film, and in public spaces.

A major theme emerging from Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War is that many issues associated with the Cold War in Canada actually preceded World War II and continue to haunt us today. This has become particularly apparent after the terrorist attacks of September 2001, when politicians began employing the rhetoric of the 'War on Terror' and invoking issues of border security, immigration and refugee quotas, and 'harmonization' of policies.

Richard Cavell is a professor in the Department of English and the founding director of the International Canadian Studies Centre at the University of British Columbia.
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Title:Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.04 × 6.01 × 0.65 inPublished:May 12, 2004Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802085008

ISBN - 13:9780802085009

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Buy This Book In Error. I bought this book after reading the description from the publisher and the critic's review thinking I was getting a history of Canada during the Cold War. Instead the book was about past hatred of homosexuals, queers, lesbianism and sex deviants during the Cold War in Canada. I feel if they had published the Table of Contents into the book description I would have had a more accurate description of the book and I wouldn't have bought it. Sorry I gave them a penny.
Date published: 2005-05-26

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'The scholarship offered here is a sharp and persuasive reminder to academics and cultural practitioners about the fragility of the freedoms they enjoy; and for those politicians, public servants, and ordinary citizens interested in such matters, it offers an enhanced base of data and analysis on which to design, implement, or challenge social and cultural policy.' - Len Findlay, Humanities Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan