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The Resource After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards

After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards

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After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East
Title
After the American century
Title remainder
the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Brian T. Edwards
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the 'American century,' he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and television shows are received, understood, and transformed in unexpected ways. How do we make sense of this shift? Building on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are innovative, accelerated, and full of diversions. Shaped by the digital revolution, these paths are entwined with the growing fragility of American 'soft' power. They indicate an era after the American century, in which popular American products and phenomena--such as comic books, teen romances, social-networking sites, and ways of expressing sexuality--are stripped of their associations with the United States and recast in very different forms. Arguing against those who talk about a world in which American culture is merely replicated or appropriated, Edwards focuses on creative moments of uptake, in which Arabs and Iranians make something unpredicted. He argues that these products do more than extend the reach of the original. They reflect a world in which culture endlessly circulates and gathers new meanings"--From publisher's website
Cataloging source
MUU
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1968-
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Edwards, Brian T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
E38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Orientalism
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Culture diffusion
  • Globalization
  • Middle East
  • Civilization
  • Culture diffusion
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Globalization
  • International relations
  • Orientalism
  • Popular culture
  • Middle East
  • United States
Label
After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After the American century : ends of circulation -- Jumping publics : Egyptian fictions of the digital age -- Argo fuck yourself : Iranian cinema and the curious logics of circulation -- Coming out in Casablanca : Shrek, sex, and the teen pic in contemporary Morocco -- Epilogue: Embracing orientalism in the homeland
Control code
1020287043
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780231174015
Lccn
2015020790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020287043
Label
After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After the American century : ends of circulation -- Jumping publics : Egyptian fictions of the digital age -- Argo fuck yourself : Iranian cinema and the curious logics of circulation -- Coming out in Casablanca : Shrek, sex, and the teen pic in contemporary Morocco -- Epilogue: Embracing orientalism in the homeland
Control code
1020287043
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780231174015
Lccn
2015020790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020287043

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