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dc.contributor.authorDragostinova, Theodora K.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-16T16:05:06Z
dc.date.available2021-09-16T16:05:06Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.isbn9781501755552 (print)
dc.identifier.isbn9781501755569 (epub)
dc.identifier.isbn9781501755576 (PDF ebook)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/109978
dc.description.abstractIn The Cold War from the Margins, Theodora K. Dragostinova reappraises the global 1970s from the perspective of a small socialist state—Bulgaria—and its cultural engagements with the Balkans, the West, and the Third World. During this anxious decade, Bulgaria's communist leadership invested heavily in cultural diplomacy to bolster its legitimacy at home and promote its agendas abroad. Bulgarians traveled the world to open museum exhibitions, show films, perform music, and showcase the cultural heritage and future aspirations of their "ancient yet modern" country. As Dragostinova shows, these encounters transcended the Cold War's bloc mentality: Bulgaria's relations with Greece and Austria warmed, émigrés once considered enemies were embraced, and new cultural ties were forged with India, Mexico, and Nigeria. Pursuing contact with the West and solidarity with the Global South boosted Bulgaria's authoritarian regime by securing new allies and unifying its population. Complicating familiar narratives of both the 1970s and late socialism, The Cold War from the Margins places the history of socialism in an international context and recovers alternative models of global interconnectivity along East-South lines. Thanks to generous funding from the Ohio State University and its participation in TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access (OA) volumes, available on the Cornell University Press website and other Open Access repositories.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCornell University Press
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectSlavic Studies
dc.subjectEuropean History
dc.subjectCultural diplomacy
dc.subjectglobal cold war
dc.subjectsocialist bulgaria
dc.subjectcommunist bulgaria
dc.subjectglobalization
dc.titleThe Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State on the Global Cultural Scene
dc.typebook
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/102797
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/8wmm-d308
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