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Not like us : how Europeans have loved, hated, and transformed American culture since World War II

Author: Richard H Pells
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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It is a common experience for Americans traveling in Europe to discover that the cultural icons of the United States have followed them across the Atlantic. On the billboards are Michael Jordan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the television are Seinfeld and Friends, and on the radio are Garth Brooks and Madonna. Much has been written about the influence of McDonald's or about the "Coca-colonization" of the world, but  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pells, Richard H.
Not like us.
New York, NY : Basic Books, 1997
(OCoLC)756450850
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Pells
ISBN: 0465001645 9780465001644 0465001637 9780465001637
OCLC Number: 35262462
Description: xviii, 444 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Cultural Relations Before 1945 --
Ch. 2. American Culture and the Cold War: The Reshaping of Western Europe --
Ch. 3. Truth, Propaganda, and Cultural Combat: The Contest with the Soviet Union --
Ch. 4. American Studies in Europe --
Ch. 5. Transatlantic Misunderstandings: American Views of Europe --
Ch. 6. Transatlantic Misunderstandings: European Views of America --
Ch. 7. The Americanization of Europe's Economic and Social Life --
Ch. 8. Mass Culture: The American Transmission --
Ch. 9. Mass Culture: The European Reception --
Ch. 10. From Gaullism to GATT: Resisting America in the 1980s and 1990s --
Ch. 11. The Europeanization of American Culture --
Ch. 12. The Globalization of Western Culture.
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A cultural history showing how America tried to remake Europe in its own image and how Europeans successfully retained their own identity, altering American culture to fit their needs and tastes. It  Read more...

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