“An Example for Other Small Nations to Follow”: John F.Kennedy, Ireland and Decolonization

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“An Example for Other Small Nations to Follow”: John F.Kennedy, Ireland and Decolonization

Book Title

Globalizing the U.S. Presidency: Postcolonial Views of John F. Kennedy

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Editors

Cyrus Schayegh (Anthology Editor)

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[Book Description] Using John F. Kennedy as a central figure and reference point, this volume explores how postcolonial citizens viewed the US president when peak decolonization met the Cold War. Exploring how their appropriations blended with their own domestic and regional realities, the chapters span sources, cases and languages from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe to explore the history of US and third world relations in a way that pushes beyond US-centric themes.

Examining a range of actors, Globalizing the U.S. Presidency studies various political, sociocultural and economic domestic and regional contexts during the Cold War era, and explores themes such as appropriation, antagonism and contestation within decolonisation. Attempting to both de-americanize and globalize John F. Kennedy and the US Presidency, the chapters examine how the perceptions of the president were fed by everyday experiences of national and international postcolonial lives. The many examples of worldwide interest in the US president at this time illustrate that this time was a historical turning point for the role of the US on the global stage. The hopes and fears of peaking decolonization, the resulting pressure on Washington, Moscow and other powers, and a new mediascape together ushered in a more comprehensive globalization of international politics, and a new meaning to 'the United States in the world'.

ISBN

9781350118508

Publication Date

1-9-2020

Publisher

Bloomsbury Academic

City

London

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Diplomatic History | History

Comments

This chapter (Chapter 5) appears in Part II: Appropriation: Domestic Contexts.

“An Example for Other Small Nations to Follow”: John F.Kennedy, Ireland and Decolonization
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