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Epic encounters : culture, media, and U.S. interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000

Author: Melani McAlister
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series: American crossroads, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores the cultural history of political interests, arguing that US encounters with the Middle East were influenced by both the presence of oil and the religious symbolism of the region.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melani McAlister
ISBN: 0520214439 9780520214439 0520228103 9780520228108
OCLC Number: 45015749
Description: xv, 358 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Benevolent supremacy" : the biblical epic at the dawn of the American century, 1947-1960 --
The Middle East in African American cultural politics, 1955-1972 --
King Tut, commodity nationalism, and the politics of oil, 1973-1979 --
The good fight : Israel after Vietnam, 1972-1980 --
Iran, Islam, and the terrorist threat, 1979-1989 --
Military multiculturalism in the Gulf War and after, 1990-1999.
Series Title: American crossroads, 6.
Responsibility: Melani McAlister.
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"Our 25 Favorite Books of 2001: McAlister is uniquely placed to reveal . . . the significance of the Middle East to Americans."--"Village Voice

 
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