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The U.S. State, the Private Sector and Modern Art in South America 1940-1943

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dc.contributor.advisor Greet, Michele Ulloa-Herrera, Olga
dc.creator Ulloa-Herrera, Olga 2014-05 2014-09-23T19:32:30Z 2019-05-15T06:39:19Z 2014-09-23
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the role of modern art as a strategic tool of national defense during an unprecedented moment in U.S. history in which the U.S. State and the private sector converged to develop an economic and cultural war preparedness program in South America. By taking modern art as a cultural object, this project studies the intersections of modernity, capitalism, power relations and culture by looking at the activities of the Art Section of the Office for Coordination of Commercial and Cultural Relations between the American Republics (OCCCRBAR) and its successor the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (CI-AA). The dissertation argues that the defense interventions of the United States in South America at this particular moment—with shifts in diplomacy, power, hegemony, and world order—laid out the foundation for a regionalization and industrial modernist infrastructure. As such, these interventions established early cultural flows and networks of commerce, transportation, communication for an American ideology, cultural industries and visual culture later to be fully realized with the expansion of the Americanization of culture in contemporary globalization.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Olga Ulloa-Herrera en_US
dc.subject Globalization en_US
dc.subject Modern Art en_US
dc.subject National Defense en_US
dc.title The U.S. State, the Private Sector and Modern Art in South America 1940-1943 en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.note This work was embargoed by the author and will not be available until May 2019. en_US PhD in Cultural Studies en_US Doctoral en Cultural Studies en George Mason University en

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