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Author Fenemore, Mark, author

Title Fighting the Cold War in post-blockade, pre-wall Berlin : behind enemy lines / Mark Fenemore
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 263 pages)
Series Routledge studies in modern European history
Routledge studies in modern European history
Contents Brinkmanship and intransigence at the frontier -- Enclaves and exclaves -- S-Bahn incidents -- The paramilitary response to threatened invasions -- Policing demonstrations and protests near the border -- Illicit smuggling -- Wanderers between two worlds -- The murky world of espionage -- The art of kidnapping -- Impact of the Berlin Wall
Summary "As fought in 1950s Berlin, the Cold War was a many-headed monster. Winning stomachs with enticing consumption was as important as winning hearts and minds with persuasive propaganda. Demonstrators not only fought the police in the streets; they were swayed one way or another by cultural competition. Western espionage agencies waged brazen but surreptitious covert warfare, while the Stasi fought back with a campaign of targeted kidnapping. This book takes seriously a complex borderscape, which narrowed but did not stem the flow of people, ideas and goods over an open boundary. Assessing the licit and the illicit, the book stresses the messy and entwined nature of this war of a thousand cuts / miniscule salami slices. While brinkmanship was orchestrated by the elites in Moscow and Washington, the effects of such intense psychological pressure were felt by ordinary Berliners, who sought to carry on with their mundane."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Mark Fenemore is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Manchester Metropolitan University. Having completed a PhD on East German youth subcultures at University College London, supervised by Professor Mary Fulbrook, he has worked on a series of projects relating to gender, sexuality, mass culture, espionage and policing, with a particular focus on divided, cold-war Berlin
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 19, 2019)
Subject Cold War (1945-1989)
Cold War -- Social aspects -- Germany
Political culture -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / General
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Social aspects.
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1945-1990
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990
Germany -- Berlin.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019024743
ISBN 0429202377
Other Titles Behind enemy lines