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After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East

Author: Brian T Edwards
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and television shows are received, understood, and transformed in unexpected ways.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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian T Edwards
ISBN: 9780231174008 0231174004
OCLC Number: 921420824
Description: xv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Brian T. Edwards.

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From Egyptian cyberpunk to dubbed versions of Shrek in Iran, this book examines the emergence of new forms of culture in circulation and their geopolitical implications.  Read more...

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