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  • 1
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    Online Resource
    2014
    ISBN: 9789048519552 
    Person(s): Kooijman, Jaap
    Title: Fabricating the Absolute Fake - revised edition
    Subtitle: America in Contemporary Pop Culture - Revised Edition
    Publisher(s): Amsterdam University Press
    Year of publication: 2014
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9789048519552
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In Fabricating the Absolute Fake, Jaap Kooijman explores the ways people around the world interpret and attempt to reproduce "Americanness." Tracing the ways America has been appropriated by pop culture produced outside the United States, he examines such icons as the Elvis-inspired performer Lee Towers and the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. This revised edition features a new chapter on Barack Obama's global celebrity and an afterword on teaching American pop culture. Like the first edition, it will prove an illuminating resource for scholars of American culture and popular cultures the world over
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  • 2
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    Online Resource
    2013
    ISBN: 9789048517022 
    Contributer: Scheen, Lena , de Kloet, Jeroen
    Title: Spectacle and the City
    Subtitle: Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture
    Publisher(s): Amsterdam University Press
    Year of publication: 2013
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9789048517022
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: As China becomes increasingly modern and urban, artists have responded by imagining the Chinese city at the intersections of the social, material, and political realities of modern life. This volume explores how the city-as-spectacle has been visualized and contested in art and popular culture. Featuring essays by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, Spectacle and the City is as broad as the terrain it covers: with essays by an interdisciplinary team of experts on Chinese cities, as well as leading cultural critics, it goes beyond mainland China to include cities with cultural significance, such as Singapore and Hong Kong
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  • 3
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    Online Resource
    2012
    ISBN: 9789048516704 
    Contributer: Romijn, Peter , Scott-Smith, Giles , Segal, Joes
    Title: Divided Dreamworlds?
    Subtitle: The Cultural Cold War in East and West
    Publisher(s): Amsterdam University Press
    Year of publication: 2012
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9789048516704
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: While the divide between capitalism and communism, embodied in the image of the Iron Curtain, seemed to be as wide and definitive as any cultural rift, Giles Scott-Smith, Joes Segal, and Peter Romijn have compiled a selection of essays on how culture contributed to the blurring of ideological boundaries between the East and the West. This important and diverse volume presents fascinating insights into the tensions, rivalries, and occasional cooperation between the two blocs, with essays that represent the cutting edge of Cold War Studies and analyze aesthetic preferences and cultural phenomena as various as interior design in East and West Germany; the Soviet stance on genetics; US cultural diplomacy during and after the Cold War; and the role of popular music as the universal cultural ambassador. An illuminating and wide-ranging survey of interrelated collective dreams from both sides of the Iron Curtain, Divided Dreamworlds? has a place on the bookshelf of any modern historian
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  • 4
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    Online Resource
    2008
    ISBN: 9789048501212 
    Person(s): Kooijman, Jaap
    Title: Fabricating the Absolute Fake
    Subtitle: 'America' in Contemporary Pop Culture
    Publisher(s): Amsterdam University Press
    Year of publication: 2008
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9789048501212
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: From the pageantry of Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show to the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola empire, American "pop" culture-and the contemporary films, television programs, and cultural objects that determine it-dominates the rest of the world through its hegemonic presence. Does that make everyone a hybridized American or do these elements find mediation within the other cultures that consume them? Fabricating the Absolute Fake applies elements of postmodern theory-Jean Baudrillard's hyperreality and Umberto Eco's "absolute fake", among others-to this globally mediated American pop culture in order to examine both the phenomenon itself and its specific appropriation in the Netherlands, as evidenced by diverse cultural icons like the Elvis-inspired crooner Lee Towers, the Moroccan-Dutch white rapper Ali B, musical tributes to an assassinated politician, and the Dutch reality soap opera scene. A fascinating exploration of how global cultures struggle to create their own "America" within a post-September 11 media culture, Fabricating the Absolute Fake reflects on what it might mean to truly take part in American popular culture. "A brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable work of cultural critique. . . . Jaap Kooijman takes seemingly exhausted concepts like "Americanization" and turns them on their head."-Anne McCarthy, New York University
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