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American Century free pdf This book brings together studies of Americanization and American imperialism to assess how far the twentieth century can be seen as the 'American Century'. The collection comprises new contributions exploring the 'geographic dialogues' that arise as the result of the projection of American power and culture in the world. The book provides a critical evaluation of the extent of the diffusion and adoption of the 'American way of life' and the very concept of 'America' itself.The contributors focus on the effects of the projection of American society from the perspective of the 'receivers', both as beneficiaries and as victims. The sections examine three main forms of American power: economic, political and cultural. Topics covered include the role of US corporations- financial power- overseas service investments- American promotion of democracy- the Cold War and the Third World- Hollywood and the American dream- global Disney- the globalization of media- and the influence of American music. The book concludes by looking forward to ask if we are entering a second American century.

About David Slater

David Slater is Professor of Social and Political Geography at Loughborough University, and Joint Editor of "Political Geography." He is author of "Territory and State Power in Latin America" (1989) and editor of "Social Movements and Political Change in Latin America" (1994). Peter Taylor is Professor of Geography and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Loughborough University. He was the editor of "Political Geography" (1982-1998) and an editor of R"eview of International Political Economy" (1992-1997). His previous books include "The Way the Modern World Works: World Hegemony to World Impasse" (1996) and "Modernities: A Geohistorical Perspective" (Polity, 1999).

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Author : David Slater
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
Data Published : 04 September 1999
ISBN : 0631212213
EAN : 9780631212218
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 376 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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