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

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

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
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in an "American century," he believed the international popularity of American culture made a world favorable to U.S. interests. For decades, his claim seemed to hold. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the "American century" has been superseded, as American movies, music, video games, and television shows are received, understood, and transformed in unexpected ways.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' Built on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are unpredictable, 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 American ways of expressing sexuality, are stripped of their American associations and creatively re-presented in very different terms. A film like Argo or superhero comics is then imbibed with new meanings. Arguing against those in both scholarly and policy circles who talk about a world in which American culture is merely replicated or appropriated, Edwards focuses instead on creative moments of uptake, in which Arabs and Iranians make something unexpected. He argues that these products do more then extend the reach of the original. They reflect a world in which culture endlessly circulates and gathers new meanings
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Brian T.
Dewey number
303.48/256073
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
E38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Orientalism
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Culture diffusion
  • Globalization
  • Middle East
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Culture diffusion
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Globalization
  • International relations
  • Orientalism
  • Popular culture
  • Middle East
  • United States
Label
After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
929851462
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540551
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/ctt14d2w69
  • eac4a84f-3a03-41ff-a947-c005348a652a
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EB00640447
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929851462
Label
After the American century : the ends of U.S. culture in the Middle East, Brian T. Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
929851462
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540551
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt14d2w69
  • eac4a84f-3a03-41ff-a947-c005348a652a
Publisher number
EB00640447
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929851462

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