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Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Benjamin A. Cowan

Abstract

This book argues that Cold War struggles against “subversion” must be understood in cultural terms, as a reaction to the consequences—both real and perceived—of modernization. Inscribing Brazil’s Cold War military rulers and their supporters into a decades-long trajectory of right-wing activism and ideology, and locating them in a transnational network of right-wing cultural warriors, the book demonstrates that anti-modern moral panic animated powerful, hard-line elements of Brazil’s countersubversive dictatorship (1964-1985). This moral panic conflated communist subversion with the accoutreme ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Brazil, Military Regime, Right-wing Studies, Conservatism, Anticommunism, Countersubversion and Counterinsurgency, Gender and Sexuality, Moralism, Culture Wars, Eugenics, Brazilian Coup d’Etat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627502
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin A. Cowan, author