Week 6 Notes
Week 6 Notes AMS 231
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Date Created: 12/14/15
Matt Owens AMS 231 1020 The End of The Cold War Fundamental Cold War Beliefs USSR is a ruthless aggressor bend on world domination so the US must act to contain Soviet expansion Subversive elements are acting within the US to sway it to communism Communism wants to destroy church family and civilization 0 US materiaprosperity is a sign of morasuperiority of the quotAmerican way of lifequot Fighting the Cold War in the 19805 0 Red Dawn 0 Re ective of the Cold War 0 Constant threat of invasion Reagan39s Agenda for Fighting the Cold War 0 Restore military superiority o More nuclear missiles and combat aircrafts Heavy economic toll for Soviet Union and the US The quotReagan Doctrinequot Defend 39American interests abroad ie contain communism at all costs Included providing weapons for forces across the globe to ght communism o Endorsed a lot of nondemocratic nations 0 quotIt s okay to support rightwing dictators because they sometimes evolve into democracies Strategic Defense Initiative SDI 0 Edward Teller a Promise of quotMutual Assured Survivalquot 0 Shoot down missiles with laser mounted on satellites o Renders nuclear weapons obsolete quotJust as a roof protects a family from rainquot The Fall of Soviet Communism o Shift in Soviet outlook under Mikhail Gorbachev o Thawing of Cold War tensions 1987 INF Treaty 0 What caused the fall 0 Internal discord between various ethnic groups and regions 0 Extremely troubled economy Aggravated by trying to keep up with US military spending in the 1980s 0 Gorbachev s gradual opening up of civil liberties Searching for a New Enemy 0 From quotRed Dawnquot to quotYellow Perilquot 0 Japanese imports ie cars and electronics 0 Japanese businesses in the US 0 Perceived as sinister invasion or quotsilent warquot against the US EX Lee lacocca o Rising Sun1993 Based on 1991 novel by Michael Crichton Sinister capitalism White and black unite to thwart the threat ofJapanese business Kicking the quotVietnam Syndromequot Grenada quotOperation Urgent Furyquot 1983 0 Panama quotOperation Just Causequot 1989 0 Iraq quotOperation Desert Storm 1991 US News Media Coverage 0 Vietnam War 0 Interviews 39in the trenches 0 Body counts 0 My Lai o Moral ambiguity Gulf War 0 Press brie ngs and computer graphics 0 Weapons counts 0 Destruction of inanimate objects o Moral clarity Matt Owens AMS 231 102115 Approaches to 19905 Country Music Culture Primary Document Analysis Context The Southernization of American Culture 0 New Directions in Country Music 0 Radio station proliferation o Imageconscious management amp performers 0 Expanding fan base region and class 0 Crossover star Garth Brooks 0 Secondary Sources 0 Peter Applebome Dixie Rising How the South is Shaping American Values Politics amp Culture 1996 o Lingering stereotypes vs 19905 realities in NASCAR o Wider array of corporate sponsors o Imageconscious management amp drivers 0 Expanding fan base region and class 0 Crossover star Jeff Gordon 0 Jeff Foxworthy o Redneck Chic 0 Half a redneck Ethnography Jocelyn Neal quotDancing Around the Subject Race in the Country Fan Culturequot 2006 o
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