American Empire and the Arsenal of Entertainment: Soft Power and Cultural Weaponization

American Empire and the Arsenal of Entertainment: Soft Power and Cultural Weaponization

By: Eric M. Fattor (author)Paperback

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Movies, television, and American culture permeates even the most remote reaches of the globe in unprecedented levels. What affect does the spread of the American zeitgeist have on global perceptions of the US? This book analyzes the complex role entertainment plays in foreign policy - weighing its benefits and setbacks to national interests abroad.

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Eric M. Fattor studies the role of information and communications technologies in international political systems. He has previously taught international politics and American foreign policy at Hendrix College, the University of Colorado, and Colorado State University, USA.


1. Introduction: The Rise of a Global Communications Capability and the Weaponizing of Entertainment 2. Legitimacy Through Popular Entertainment: Bringing the British Empire to Life (1815-1945) 3. Overcoming Isolationism: Exceptionalism, Film and the Rise of American Empire (1898-1945) 4. Creating an Informal Empire: Liberalism, Broadcasting, and the Maturity of American Empire (1945-1968) 5. Networking Neoliberalism: High Finance, Media Convergence, and the Crisis of American Empire (1968-1989) 6. Conclusion: America Overexposed? The Triumph of the American Empire and the Spectacle of Resistance (1989-2008)

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  • publication date: 13/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137387264
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 235
  • ID: 9781137387264
  • weight: 328
  • ISBN10: 1137387262

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