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Fabricating the absolute fake : America in contemporary pop culture

Author: Jaap Kooijman
Publisher: [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008.
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A fascinating exploration of how global cultures struggle to create their own "America" within a post-9/11 media culture, Fabricating the Absolute Fake reflects on what it might mean to truly take part in American pop culture.
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Kooijman, Jaap.
Fabricating the absolute fake.
[Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)298838474
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jaap Kooijman
ISBN: 9789048501212 9048501210 9048506123 9789048506125
OCLC Number: 302391268
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (179 pages)
Contents: Introduction: fabricating the absolute fake --
We are the world : America's dominance in global pop culture --
The Oprahification of 9/11 : America as imagined community --
The desert of the real : America as hyperreality --
Americans we never were : Dutch pop culture as karaoke Americanism --
The Dutch dream : Americanization, pop culture, and national identity --
Conclusion: Let's make things better.
Responsibility: Jaap Kooijman.

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