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Covert Capital

Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia


Συγγραφέας: Friedman Andrew
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520274648
Σειρά βιβλίου: American Crossroads 37
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 432
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Covert Capital"

The capital of the U.S. Empire after World War II was not a city. It was an American suburb. In this innovative and timely history, Andrew Friedman chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions created a U.S. imperial home front in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. In this covert capital, the suburban landscape provided a cover for the workings of U.S. imperial power, which shaped domestic suburban life. The Pentagon and the CIA built two of the largest office buildings in the country there during and after the war that anchored a new imperial culture and social world. As the U.S. expanded its power abroad by developing roads, embassies, and villages, its subjects also arrived in the covert capital as real estate agents, homeowners, builders, and landscapers who constructed spaces and living monuments that both nurtured and critiqued postwar U.S. foreign policy. Tracing the relationships among American agents and the migrants from Vietnam, El Salvador, Iran, and elsewhere who settled in the southwestern suburbs of D.C., Friedman tells the story of a place that recasts ideas about U.S. immigration, citizenship, nationalism, global interconnection, and ethical responsibility from the post-WW2 period to the present. Opening a new window onto the intertwined history of the American suburbs and U.S. foreign policy, Covert Capital will also give readers a broad interdisciplinary and often surprising understanding of how U.S. domestic and global histories intersect in many contexts and at many scales. American Crossroads, 37.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Friedman Andrew
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: American Crossroads 37
ISBN: 9780520274648
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 06/09/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 432
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 726 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 22 b-w photographs, 8 maps

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction Chapter 1: The Covert Intimacies of Langley and Dulles Chapter 2: At Home with the CIA Chapter 3: Saigon Road: the Co-Constituted Landscape of Northern Virginia and South Vietnam Chapter 4: The Fall of South Vietnam and the Transnational Intimacies of Falls Church, Arlington and McLean Chapter 5: Iran-Contra as Built Space: U.S. Imperial Tehran in Exile and Edge City's Central American Presence Conclusion

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