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American avatar : the United States in the global imagination

Author: Barry A Sanders
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Since September 11, 2001, the extensive literature on the United States' image abroad, by popular pundits and academics alike, leaves the reader with a false impression that foreigners' views of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sanders, Barry A.
American avatar.
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2011
(DLC) 2011019989
(OCoLC)650217375
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry A Sanders
ISBN: 9781597977746 1597977748
OCLC Number: 760884499
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Imprints from inside America --
American footprints abroad --
Images from the image machines --
The United States looms: measuring reality --
Conveying and distorting images --
Predispositions --
Romanticism versus democratic liberalism --
Traditional societies --
Disappointment: envy and the American dream --
Dealing with it.
Responsibility: Barry A. Sanders.

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-In this fascinating volume Barry Sanders cuts through the swirling fog of misperceptions that cloud the image of the United States, both at home and abroad. Magisterial in scope, but sharply focused Read more...

 
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