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Imperial Benevolence

U.S. Foreign Policy and American Popular Culture since 9/11

Scott Laderman (Hrsg.)

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Sachbuch / 20. Jahrhundert (bis 1945)

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This is a necessary and urgent read for anyone concerned about the United States' endless wars. Investigating multiple genres of popular culture alongside contemporary U.S. foreign policy and political economy, Imperial Benevolence shows that American popular culture continuously suppresses awareness of U.S. imperialism while assuming American exceptionalism and innocence. This is despite the fact that it is rarely a product of the state. Expertly coordinated essays by prominent historians and media scholars address the ways that movies and television series such as Zero Dark Thirty, The Avengers, and even The Walking Dead, as well as video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, have largely presented the United States as a global force for good. Popular culture, with few exceptions, has depicted the U.S. as a reluctant hegemon fiercely defending human rights and protecting or expanding democracy from the barbarians determined to destroy it.
 

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video games, call of duty, contemporary us foreign policy, prominent historians, united stats, american exceptionalism, global force for good, the walking dead, innocence, the avengers, media scholars, popular culture, product of the state, movies and television, expanding democracy, endless war, wars, american pop culture, us imperialism, defending human rights, zero dark thirty, political economy