Epic encounters : culture, media, and U.S. interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000 (eBook, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Annotation In the last half of the twentieth century, cultural products--from films and news reports to museum exhibits and novels--profoundly shaped ideas about the relationship between Americans and the Middle East. In this innovative book, Melani McAlister explores the cultural history of political interests, arguing that U.S. encounters with the Middle East were influenced by both the presence of oil and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McAlister, Melani, 1962-
Epic encounters.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00046708
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melani McAlister
ISBN: 0585388709 9780585388700 0520214439 9780520214439 0520228103 9780520228108 9780520932012 0520932013 1597346020 9781597346023
OCLC Number: 49851842
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 358 pages) : illustrations, map
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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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.  Read more...

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