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Fabricating the absolute fake: America in contemporary pop culture

Fabricating the absolute fake: America in contemporary pop culture

Author: Jaap Kooijman
Publisher: Amsterdam Amsterdam Univ. Press 2008
Series: American Studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Abstract: The pageantry of Oprah Winfrey's talk show, the Coca-Cola empire, Michael Jackson's turn from the King of Pop into an iconic global recluse: American pop culture - Hollywood cinema, television, pop music - dominates the rest of the world through its hegemonic presence. Does that make everyone a hybridized American, or do these elements find mediation within the other cultures that consume them? Fabricating  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jaap Kooijman
ISBN: 9789053564929 9053564926 9789048501212 9048501210 9789048506125 9048506123
OCLC Number: 1190152288
Language Note: English.
Notes: Veröffentlichungsversion
begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Description: Online-Ressource, 184 S.
Contents: Introduction: Fabricating the Absolute Fake - 10[-]CH1: We Are the World - 22[-]CH2: The Oprahification of 9/11 - 42[-]CH3: The Desert of the Real - 68[-]CH4: Americans We Never Were - 94[-]CH5: The Dutch Dream - 120[-]Conclusion: Let's Make Things Better - 142
Series Title: American Studies


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  Read more...


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We are living in a world that is dominated by American pop culture. Does this make us American or do we incorporate these American elements within our own culture? Fabricating the Absolute Fake Read more...

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