Eleanor Roosevelt's Views on Diplomacy and Democracy [electronic resource] : The Global Citizen / edited by Dario Fazzi, Anya Luscombe.

1st ed. 2020.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
1 online resource (xi, 219 pages).


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"This volume fills a void in current studies of Eleanor Roosevelt. Offering a comprehensive analysis of Roosevelt as a diplomat during the Cold War era, it is particularly insightful in analyzing her position on United States race relations while at the United Nations. It provides a new look at Roosevelt’s leadership from an American perspective played out on a global stage." - Maurine H. Beasley, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland College Park, USA This book focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt’s multifaceted agenda for the world. It highlights her advocacy of human rights, multilateral diplomacy, and transnationalism, and it emphasizes her challenge to gendered norms and racial relations. The essays of this collection describe Eleanor Roosevelt as a public intellectual, a politician, a public diplomat, and an activist. She was, undeniably, one of the protagonists of the twentieth century and a proactive interpreter of the many changes it brought about. She went through two world wars, the harshness of the Great Depression, and the emergence of nuclear confrontation, and she deciphered such crises as the product of misleading nationalism and egoism. Against them, she offered her commitment to people’s education as an example of civic engagement, which she considered necessary for the functioning of any democratic order. Such was the world Eleanor Roosevelt envisioned and tried to build – symbolically and practically – one where people, the citizens of the world, may really be at the center of international affairs. .
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Great National and Transnational Communicator: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Use of Radio to Promote Peace and Understanding
  • 3. “Mrs. Roosevelt Goes on Tour”: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Soft Diplomacy During World War II
  • 4. Eleanor Roosevelt in Yugoslavia Between Wedge Strategy and Cold War Internationalism
  • 5. Behind the Iron Curtain: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Visit to Poland in 1960
  • 6. Liberalism Meets Radicalism: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Internationalization of the Black Liberation Struggle
  • 7. Dancing Barefoot and Politicizing Dance at the White House: Eleanor Roosevelt and Martha Graham’s Collaboration During the Rise of Fascism in Europe
  • 8. “I Know What You are Doing for Other People Too”: Dutch Journalist Mary Pos Reaches Out to Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 9. Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autofabrication as Gendered Premediation of a Female Presidency
  • 10. Eleanor Roosevelt and the Nature: Bridging Conservationism with Environmentalism.
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-42315-5
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