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The Resource Islands of empire : pop culture and U.S. power, Camilla Fojas

Islands of empire : pop culture and U.S. power, Camilla Fojas

Label
Islands of empire : pop culture and U.S. power
Title
Islands of empire
Title remainder
pop culture and U.S. power
Statement of responsibility
Camilla Fojas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media--film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature--with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects. Impressive in its scope, Islands of Empire looks to Cuba, Guam, Hawai'i, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, asking how popular narratives about these island outposts expressed the attitudes of the continent throughout the twentieth century. Through deep textual readings of Bataan, Victory at Sea, They Were Expendable, and Back to Bataan (Philippines); No Man Is an Island and Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (Guam); Cuba, Havana, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (Cuba); Blue Hawaii, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, and Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Hawai'i); and West Side Story, Fame, and El Cantante (Puerto Rico), Fojas demonstrates how popular texts are inseparable from U.S. imperialist ideology. Drawing on an impressive array of archival evidence to provide historical context, Islands of Empire reveals the role of popular culture in creating and maintaining U.S. imperialism. Fojas's textual readings deftly move from location to location, exploring each island's relationship to the United States and its complementary role in popular culture. Tracing each outpost's varied and even contradictory political status, Fojas demonstrates that these works of popular culture mirror each location's shifting alignment to the U.S. empire, from coveted object to possession to enemy state.--Amazon.com
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fojas, Camilla
Dewey number
302.23/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.65.U6
LC item number
F65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media and culture
  • Popular culture
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • International relations
  • Mass media and culture
  • Popular culture
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Pacific Ocean
  • United States
  • Massenkultur
  • Literatur
  • Imperialismus
  • USA
Label
Islands of empire : pop culture and U.S. power, Camilla Fojas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Our island frontier: the Philippines, Guam, Hawai'i, Puerto Rico, and Cuba -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Islands of empire -- Foreign domestics: the Filipino "home front" in World War II popular culture -- Imperial grief: loss and longing in Havana before Castro -- Paradise, Hawaiian style: pop tourism and the -- State of Hawai'i -- Tropical metropolis: west side stories and colonial redemption -- The Guam doctrine: colonial limbo in the Pacific -- Afterword: Whither empire? -- The colonial complex of U.S. popular culture
Control code
856579527
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 238 pages
File format
unknown
Isbn
9780292756304
Lccn
2013030222
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856579527
Label
Islands of empire : pop culture and U.S. power, Camilla Fojas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Our island frontier: the Philippines, Guam, Hawai'i, Puerto Rico, and Cuba -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Islands of empire -- Foreign domestics: the Filipino "home front" in World War II popular culture -- Imperial grief: loss and longing in Havana before Castro -- Paradise, Hawaiian style: pop tourism and the -- State of Hawai'i -- Tropical metropolis: west side stories and colonial redemption -- The Guam doctrine: colonial limbo in the Pacific -- Afterword: Whither empire? -- The colonial complex of U.S. popular culture
Control code
856579527
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 238 pages
File format
unknown
Isbn
9780292756304
Lccn
2013030222
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856579527

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