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Remapping Cold War Media

Institutions, Infrastructures, Translations

Why were Hollywood producers eager to film on the other side of the Iron Curtain? How did Western computer games become popular in socialist Czechoslovakia's youth paramilitary clubs? What did Finnish commercial television hope to gain from broadcasting Soviet drama?

Cold War media cultures are typically remembered in terms of an East-West binary, emphasizing conflict and propaganda. Remapping Cold War Media, however, offers a different perspective on the period, illuminating the extensive connections between media industries and cultures in Europe's Cold War East and their counterparts in the West and Global South. These connections were forged by pragmatic, technological, economic, political, and aesthetic forces; they had multiple, at times conflicting, functions and meanings. And they helped shape the ways in which media circulates today—from film festivals, to satellite networks, to coproductions.

Considering film, literature, radio, photography, computer games, and television, Remapping Cold War Media offers a transnational history of postwar media that spans Eastern and Western Europe, the Nordic countries, Cuba, the United States, and beyond. Contributors draw on extensive archival research to reveal how media traveled across geopolitical boundaries; the processes of translation, interpretation, and reception on which these travels depended; and the significance of media form, content, industries, and infrastructures then and now.

About the Authors

Alice Lovejoy is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. She is author of Army Film and the Avant Garde: Cinema and Experiment in the Czechoslovak Military.Mari Pajala is Senior Lecturer of Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. Her work is published in Media History, Television & New Media, and International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Reviews

"In some ways, the volume reminds me of a thoughtfully organized musical album in that it tells a story with a beginning, middle and an end. Despite having multiple authors, the story develops logically from one chapter to the next—quite an accomplishment."—Patryk Babiracki, author of Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin's New Empire, 1943–1957

"Wide-ranging in its Cold War geography, rigorously internationalist, and focused on the concept of media over a variety of forms and methods, Lovejoy and Pajala's volume will set the standard for any future scholarship on the topic."—Rossen Djagalov, author of From Internationalism to Postcolonialism

"Ballasted by primary sources in all relevant languages, together these meticulously researched essays complicate, through the fluid logic of media, the conventional epochal and geopolitical fault lines of post-WWII cultures. An indispensable volume."—Nataša Ďurovičová, coeditor of World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives
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