Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy

Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy Recent 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 for

  • Title: Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy
  • Author: Jessica C.E. Gienow-Hecht Mark C. Donfried
  • ISBN: 9781845457464
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Recent 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 subRecent 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 importantly, on the cultural mindsets of the individuals involved.

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