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作者 Bayles, Martha
書名 Through a screen darkly : popular culture, public diplomacy, and America's image abroad / Martha Bayles
出版項 New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780300123388 (hbk.)
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 人文社會聯圖  E169.12 .B332 2014    在架上    30610020445862
說明 325 pages ; 25 cm
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附註 "What does the world admire most about America? Science, technology, higher education, consumer goods--but not, it seems, freedom and democracy. Indeed, these ideals are in global retreat, for reasons ranging from ill-conceived foreign policy to the financial crisis and the sophisticated propaganda of modern authoritarians. Another reason, explored for the first time in this pathbreaking book, is the distorted picture of freedom and democracy found in America's cultural exports. In interviews with thoughtful observers in eleven countries, Martha Bayles heard many objections to the violence and vulgarity pervading today's popular culture. But she also heard a deeper complaint: namely, that America no longer shares the best of itself. Tracing this change to the end of the Cold War, Bayles shows how public diplomacy was scaled back, and in-your-face entertainment became America's de facto ambassador. This book focuses on the present and recent past, but its perspective is deeply rooted in American history, culture, religion, and political thought. At its heart is an affirmation of a certain ethos--of hope for human freedom tempered with prudence about human nature--that is truly the aspect of America most admired by others. And its author's purpose is less to find fault than to help chart a positive path for the future"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-305) and index
主題 Popular culture -- American influences
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century
Diplomacy
United States -- Foreign public opinion
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Foreign public opinion
Popular culture -- United States -- Foreign public opinion
International relations -- History -- 21st century
Mass media and culture
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century. bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies. bisacsh
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