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The Resource After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards, (electronic resource)

After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards, (electronic resource)

Label
After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East
Title
After the American century
Title remainder
the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Brian T. Edwards
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the 'American century,' he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and television shows are received, understood, and transformed in unexpected ways. How do we make sense of this shift? Building on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are innovative, accelerated, and full of diversions. Shaped by the digital revolution, these paths are entwined with the growing fragility of American 'soft' power. They indicate an era after the American century, in which popular American products and phenomena--such as comic books, teen romances, social-networking sites, and ways of expressing sexuality--are stripped of their associations with the United States and recast in very different forms. Arguing against those who talk about a world in which American culture is merely replicated or appropriated, Edwards focuses on creative moments of uptake, in which Arabs and Iranians make something unpredicted. He argues that these products do more than extend the reach of the original. They reflect a world in which culture endlessly circulates and gathers new meanings"--From publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Brian T.
Dewey number
303.48/256073
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
E38 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Orientalism
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Culture diffusion
  • Globalization
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
After the American century : ends of circulation -- Jumping publics : Egyptian fictions of the digital age -- Argo fuck yourself : Iranian cinema and the curious logics of circulation -- Coming out in Casablanca : Shrek, sex, and the teen pic in contemporary Morocco -- Epilogue: Embracing orientalism in the homeland
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001543250
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780231174008
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015020790
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001543250
Label
After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
After the American century : ends of circulation -- Jumping publics : Egyptian fictions of the digital age -- Argo fuck yourself : Iranian cinema and the curious logics of circulation -- Coming out in Casablanca : Shrek, sex, and the teen pic in contemporary Morocco -- Epilogue: Embracing orientalism in the homeland
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001543250
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780231174008
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015020790
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001543250

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