Epilogue: Decentering Cold War Narratives Using Peace Corps Volunteer’s Accounts

  • Fernando Purcell


The epilogue analyzes the book’s approach to central concerns of the Cold War, like global poverty, from the perspective of individuals, such as the Peace Corps Volunteers, who occupied an intermediate position. While not officially US state agents, volunteers maintained relatively formal links to the government through the institution of the Peace Corps. The intimacy of their testimonies as well as the autonomy of their daily activities contributes to the decentralization of narratives about the global Cold War.


State agents Non-state agents Peace Corps volunteers Cold War narratives Intimacies of the Cold War Diaries Global Cold War Letters Personal accounts Communities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Purcell
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  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

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