Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War Intellectual Culture

  • Richard Purcell

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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    Pages 26-58
  3. Richard Purcell
    Pages 59-89
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    Pages 116-143
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 164-200

About this book


While the arms race of the post-war period has been widely discussed, Purcell explores the under-acknowledged but critical role another kind of 'race' – that is, race as a biological and sociological concept – played within the global and cultural Cold War.


Cold War culture Europe

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Purcell
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

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