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Media, popular culture, and the American century
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Cinema Studies.
2010 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In 1941, media mogul Henry R. Luce exulted, “American jazz, Hollywood movies, American slang, American machines and patented products are in fact the only things that every community in the world, from Zanzibar to Hamburg, recognizes in common.” It is as true today as it was then. From the early days of Hollywood, an insatiable demand for U.S. cultural products—in advertising, fashion, film, popular music, television, and much else—has had a profound and continuing impact across the globe. Media, Popular Culture, and the American Century explores a diverse range of Americana, where the borders between the real and the imaginary, dream and dystopia, America and the world, blur and disappear. Essays move from configurations of U.S. culture in the early 1900s to the age of Google and digital music.

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Stockholm & London: Kungl. biblioteket & John Libbey , 2010. , 415 p.
, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, ISSN 1654-6601 ; 20
Keyword [en]
Popular culture, mass media, digital media
Keyword [sv]
Populärkultur, massmedia, digitala medier
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-44395ISBN: 9780861966981OAI: diva2:361221
Available from: 2010-11-08 Created: 2010-11-08 Last updated: 2010-11-18Bibliographically approved

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