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American idol after Iraq : competing for hearts and minds in the global media age

Author: Nathan Gardels; Mike Medavoy
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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This little book explores the role of US media in foreign policy, not only at the present moment, but with an eye to the future. Written by a veteran Hollywood film executive and an internationally known columnist in foreign affairs, it explains how American movies, TV shows, and pop music provide the images of America to the rest of the world, and the rest of the world to Americans; includes discussions of such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gardels, Nathan.
American idol after Iraq.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
(DLC) 2008040246
(OCoLC)249137297
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Gardels; Mike Medavoy
ISBN: 9781444310504 144431050X 1405187425 9781405187428 1405187417 9781405187411
OCLC Number: 428985612
Description: 1 online resource (x, 170 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Hearts, minds, and Hollywood --
The magic is gone--except at the box office --
Creativity into cash : how Hollywood works --
Seeing and being seen --
Hollywood beats the Red Army : the height of America's cultural appeal --
Backlash: soft power is still power, and still makes enemies --
Culture wars in the West : the Pope vs. Madonna --
Media storm troopers of the West vs. Islam --
New stories, new audiences in the global age --
Reinventing cultural diplomacy.
Responsibility: Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy.

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"This book breaks completely new ground in the study of communication power-the key power of the 21st century. " Manuel Castells, Author of The Network Society This book explores the role of US  Read more...

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