Global Perspectives on the United States: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

Global Perspectives on the United States: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

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This daring collaborative effort showcases dialogues between international scholars engaged with the United States from abroad. The writers investigate the analytic methods and choices that label certain talk, images, behaviors, and allusions as "American" and how to read the data on such material. The editors present the essays in pairs that overlap in theme or region. Each author subsequently comments on the other's work. A third scholar or team of scholars from a different discipline or geographic location then provides another level of analysis. Contributors: Andrzej Antoszek, Sophia Balakian, Zsófia Bán, Sabine Bröck, Ian Condry, Kate Delaney, Jane C. Desmond, Virginia R. Dominguez, Ira Dworkin, Richard Ellis, Guillermo Ibarra, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Giorgio Mariani, Ana Mauad, Loes Nas, Edward Schatz, Manar Shorbagy, Kristin Solli, Amy Spellacy, and Michael Titlestad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252099335
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Series: Global Studies of the United States
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Virginia R. Dominguez is the Gutgsell Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of several books including People as Subject, People as Object: Selfhood and Peoplehood in Contemporary Israel. Jane C. Desmond is professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Displaying Death/ Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life and several other books.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Copyright Contents Acknowledgments Prologue: Reading “America” Across and Against the Grain of Public Discourse / Jane C. Desmond Introduction: The “American” Conundrum—Criticism, Attraction, and Antagonisms / Virginia R. Domínguez, with Sophia Balakian PART I. WHOSE “AMERICA”? WHOSE “ANTI-AMERICANISM”? 1. Internationalizing African American Studies, Too: White (West-) German Responses to the Civil Rights Movement / Sabine Broeck 2. What We Talk about When We Talk about Anti-Americanism: An Italian Perspective / Giorgio Mariani Second Look—Sabine Broeck on Giorgio Mariani Second Look—Giorgio Mariani on Sabine Broeck Third Look—Sophia Balakian on Mariani and Broeck—“Sticks and Stones: Discourses of Anti-Americanism as Name-Calling PART II. HISTORIES OF ENGAGEMENTS: TWO CASE STUDIES LOOKING AT DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION AND THEIR CONTEXTS 3. Americanization and Anti-Americanism in Poland: A Case Study, 1945–2006 / Kate Delaney and Andrzej Antoszek 4. Americanization and Anti-American Attitudes in South Africa and Georgia: A Historical Snapshot from 2005 / Loes Nas Second Look—Loes Nas on Kate Delaney and Andrzej Antoszek Second Look—Sophia Balakian on Loes Nas Third Look—Jane C. Desmond on Delaney & Antoszek and Nas—“Reversing the Vectors of Analysis: Calibrating the ‘Use Value’ of Discourses of ‘Americanism,’ ‘Americanization,’ and ‘Anti-Americanism’” PART III. DEBATING THE TERMS OF DEBATE 5. Kefaya and the New Politics of Anti-Americanism / Manar Shorbagy 6. Understanding Anti-Americanism in Central Asia / Edward Schatz Second Look—Manar Shorbagy on Edward Schatz Second Look—Edward Schatz on Manar Shorbagy Third Look—Seyed Mohammad Marandi on Schatz and Shorbagy—“What Is Anti-Americanism?” Third Look—Ira Dworkin on Schatz and Shorbagy—“Thinking Outside of America: The State, the Street, and Civil Society” PART IV. VISUAL ENGAGEMENTS AND THEIR INTERPRETATIONS 7. Lost and Found in Translation: Problems of Cultural Translation in Hungary after 1989 / Zsófia Bán 8. Westward Ho with Kholiwood: The Transnational Turn in the Neoliberal Marketplace / Richard Ellis Second Look—Richard Ellis on Zsófia Bán Second Look—Zsófia Bán on Richard Ellis Third Look—Ana Mauad on Bán and Ellis—An Imagined Community for the Twenty-First Century? PART V. DISRUPTING BINARIES: WHOSE “COUNTRY MUSIC” AND WHOSE “HIP-HOP”? 9. Tales of the West: “Americanization” in an Era of “Europeanization” / Kristin Solli 10. Japanese Rappers, 9/11, and Soft Power: Anti-American Sentiments in “American” Popular Culture / Ian Condry Second Look—Ian Condry on Kristin Solli Second Look—Kristin Solli on Ian Condry Third Look—Michael Titlestad on Solli and Condry—“Dreaming America” PART VI. IS IT “AMERICANIZATION” OR “PRO-AMERICANISM”? THE AMERICAS, PAN-AMERICANISM, AND IMMIGRATION 11. “Making Pals in Panama”: U.S.–Latin American Relations and the Trope of the Good Neighbor in Coca-Cola Advertising during the 1940s / Amy Spellacy 12. Americanism and Anti-Americanism of Mexican Immigrants in Los Angeles / Guillermo Ibarra Second Look—Guillermo Ibarra on Amy Spellacy Second Look—Amy Spellacy on Guillermo Ibarra Third Look—Virginia R. Domínguez on Spellacy and Ibarra—“Not Just for Latin Americanists” Contributors Index

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