In Stock Overview This concise and insightful book examines the way that American movies, music, and television-as goods marketed and consumed around the world-are key elements of contemporary globalization. Lane Crothers offers a nuanced exploration of these influential cultural products and their contradictory impact: in some cases promoting a desire for integration into the broader world community, in others generating disgust and outright rejection. The author explains the meaning of "popular culture," how it should be distinguished from the generic concept of "culture," and what makes a particular artifact a manifestation of "American" popular culture. Tracing how U.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. SearchWorks Catalog Lane Crothers offers a nuanced exploration of these influential cultural products and their contradictory impact This is an important book that contributes much to our understanding of the reach of American popular culture and the processes that create it.
Globalization and the Environment Peter Christoff. Concluding with a projection of the future impact of American popular culture, this book makes a powerful argument for its central role in shaping global politics and economic development.
Such an analysis is a necessary complement to the more prevalent studies of international trade and economic globalization in order to understand interactions between croghers and nations today. Water, Peace, and War Brahma Chellaney. Be the first to ask a question about Globalization and American Popular Culture.
The American Global Cultural Franchise. American Popular Culture and Globalization. In its latest form, it provides an accessible yet sophisticated and engaging introduction to globxlization complex position that American popular culture occupies within global networks of production, trade, and consumption.
He also presents a fascinating set of case studies that highlight the varied roles American products play in a range of different nations and communities. Describe the connection issue. Other books in this series. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Stowe, Michigan State University Globalization and American Popular Culture is a fixture in my upper-level international politics course. Marc Raymond rated it really liked it Jun 09, It nicely balances discussions of the unifying components of cultural globalization with the equally insistent pressures toward fragmentation.
He also presents a fascinating set of case studies that highlight the varied role American popular culture plays in influencing the experience of globalization in different nations and communities. Globalization Fragmegration and American Americn. Selected pages Title Page. Concluding with a projection of the future influence of American crothhers media, this book makes a powerful argument for its central role in shaping global politics and economic developmen.
Previous Edition Praise — Paula D. Culturs and Democracy Stephen J. Description Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this concise and insightful book explores the ways American globlaization products such as movies, music, television programs, fast food, sports, and even clothing styles have molded and continue to influence modern globalization.
Globalization and American Popular Culture invites readers to ponder not only the local-global dynamics of contemporary life, but also the role of popular culture as a central, if often-neglected, contributor to the global image of the United States.
To provide adequate historical and geopolitical context while keeping the focus on contemporary instances of popular culture and remaining accessible to undergraduates is a daunting challenge. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references crothefs. Globalization and Law Adam Gearey. This volume pulls it off with concision, balance, and wit.
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