ConFiguring America

ConFiguring America

Author: Klaus Rieser-Wohlfarter

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841506357

Category: Art

Page: 292

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ConFiguring America brings together a series of incisive essays that analyse a wide range of such figures: those who embody America's tendency to produce celebrities and iconic personalities with global reach. Drawing on theoretical insights from a variety of fields-including cultural iconography, visual culture, star studies, and history-a diverse group of international contributors sheds light on how these figures and their media representations construct America's image beyond its borders. An important addition to an expanding field, ConFiguring America will deepen readers' understanding of.

Americanization and Anti-Americanism

Americanization and Anti-Americanism

Author: Alexander Stephan

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571816739

Category: History

Page: 294

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The ongoing discussions about globalization, American hegemony and September 11 and its aftermath have moved the debate about the export of American culture and cultural anti-Americanism to center stage of world politics. At such a time, it is crucial to understand the process of culture transfer and its effects on local societies and their attitudes toward the United States. This volume presents Germany as a case study of the impact of American culture throughout a period characterized by a totalitarian system, two unusually destructive wars, massive ethnic cleansing, and economic disaster. Drawing on examples from history, culture studies, film, radio, and the arts, the authors explore the political and cultural parameters of Americanization and anti-Americanism, as reflected in the reception and rejection of American popular culture and, more generally, in European-American relations in the American Century.