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- DescriptionRecent studies on the meaning of cultural diplomacy in the twentieth century often focus on the United States and the Cold War, based on the premise that cultural diplomacy was a key instrument of foreign policy in the nation's effort to contain the Soviet Union. As a result, the term cultural diplomacy has become one-dimensional, linked to political manipulation and subordination and relegated to the margin of diplomatic interactions. This volume explores the significance of cultural diplomacy in regions other than the United States or western countries, that is, regions that have been neglected by scholars so far-Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. By examining cultural diplomacy in these regions, the contributors show that the function of information and exchange programs differs considerably from area to area depending on historical circumstances and, even more importantly, on the cultural mindsets of the individuals involved.
- Author BiographyJessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht is Professor of International History at the University of Cologne. She has been a Heisenberg fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Goethe-Universitat in Frankfurt am Main, a John F. Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for American History, both at Harvard University. Her recent publications include Decentering America (ed., Berghahn 2007), Sound Diplomacy. Music and Emotions in German-American Relations, 1850-1920 (Chicago University Press, 2009), and Emotions in American History: An International Assessment (ed., Berghahn, 2010). Mark C. Donfried is the founder and director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in New York City. He is currently based at the ICD European Headquarters in Berlin, where he also holds a Visiting Professorship at Humboldt University. His current research and publishing focuses on civil society - based cultural diplomacy.
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication07/08/2013
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Series TitleExplorations in Culture and International History
- Series Part/Volume Number6
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight376 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byJessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht,Mark C. Donfried
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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