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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] ©2016
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When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in an "American century," he believed the international popularity of American culture made a world favorable to U.S. interests. For decades, his claim seemed to hold. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the "American century" has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and television shows are received, understood, and transformed in  Read more...
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Edwards, Brian T.
After the American Century : The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East.
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian T Edwards
ISBN: 9780231540551 0231540558
OCLC Number: 929851462
Description: 1 online resource
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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After the American Century offers a fascinating tour of the appropriation and deployment of American popular culture in a globalized, restless Middle East. From cinema and novels to hip-hop and comic Read more...

 
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