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Anti-Americanism in Retreat: Jack Lang, Cultural Imperialism, and the Anti-Anti-Americans

Richard F. Kuisel

in The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151816
eISBN:
9781400839971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151816.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter details the rise of anti-Americanism in France, in particular French socialist minister of culture Jack Lang's attack against American popular culture. Lang began by refusing to attend ... More


Embracing the West

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.04
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with the process of Westernization during the 1960s, which transformed political preferences in the direction of the Western alliance and cultural practices towards American ... More


Religion, Literary Sentimentalism, and Popular Revolutionary Ideology

Ruth H. Bloch

in Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents a general argument about the relationship between Anglo-American popular culture and revolutionary consciousness. It demonstrates important thematic continuities between these ... More


The Wild Ones: The 1956 Youth Riots and German Masculinity

Uta G. Poiger

in Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211384
eISBN:
9780520920088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211384.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Youth riots took place in East and West Germany, ten years after the end of World War II. The consumption of American popular culture appeared to be at their center. In September 1956, the West ... More


. Refrain: Africa in the American Imagination

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter summarizes the implications and insights that have been explored throughout the book with regard to the way that Disney, Mattel, and Sports Illustrated have incorporated African visual ... More


Introduction

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book addresses the reaction of Britain to American popular culture. The phenomena of special postwar cultural relations that this study considers include the prospect of the Manhattanization of ... More


Conclusion

Chad A. Barbour

in From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The conclusion considers the power and persistence of playing Indian in American culture. From Daniel Boone to Captain America, from the frontiersman to the superhero, from the frontier to the city, ... More


. Africa in Florida: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter, like the previous one, focuses on particular facilities at the Walt Disney World Resort where there exist certain implications for the perception of Africa in American popular culture. ... More


“Cyanide in the Kool-Aid”: Black Politics and Popular Cultureafter Civil Rights

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents how curiosity, manifested in particular through parody, weds the conceptual work of contesting charisma to the playful questioning embedded in the formal workings of African ... More


Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Andrea Most

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For centuries, Jews were one of the few European cultures without any official public theatrical tradition. Yet in the modern era, Jews were among the most important creators of popular theater and ... More


Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Rychetta Watkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Images of upraised fists, afros, and dashikis have long dominated the collective memory of Black Power and its proponents. The “guerilla” figure—taking the form of the black-leather-clad ... More


From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Miles White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, ... More


Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Aldo J. Regalado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. It asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting ... More


Conclusion: The Creole Synthesis in American Culture

Christopher J. Smith

in The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037764
eISBN:
9780252095047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037764.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book has constructed a portrait of the multiethnic nineteenth-century world that gave birth to blackface minstrelsy using primary sources such as demographics, tune repertoires, archival ... More


Keeping It Reel: From Goines to Gangsta

in Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the way gangsta culture became symbolically central to American popular culture in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It suggests that hip hop cinema's gangster/gangsta ... More


Mutant Marvels

in The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226453804
eISBN:
9780226453828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453828.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter turns to popular and material culture, and in particular to the modern American mythologies of the comic book. Taking up Stan Lee's tale of “The X-Men,” of Professor X(avier) and his ... More


Introduction

Damion L. Thomas

in Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037177
eISBN:
9780252094293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037177.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter examines the politicizing effects of American popular culture during the Cold War era. The U.S. government tried to show that American policies were supportive of the ... More


The Embassy and the Crowd

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the design of a new American embassy for the west side of Grosvenor Square. Embassy-building itself was a vital American Cold War strategy to cast the image of a newly ... More


Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Travis Vogan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

NFL Films changed the way Americans view football. This book traces the subsidiary's development from a small independent film production company to the marketing machine that Sports Illustrated ... More


The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Jonathan Rayner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable ... More


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