International Views: America and the Rest of the World (A Longman Topics Reader) / Edition 1

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International Views presents international perceptions of the U.S.’s relationship to the world, as well as views of that relationship from inside the United States, offering opportunities for the reader to examine the lines of political, ideological, and cultural conflict that can both enrich our international experience and threaten our understanding of America’s place in the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321388810
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Series: Longman Topics Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 448,688
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents


What the World thinks of America (BBC)

1. Globalization or Americanization?

Roger De la Gaarde “Americanization.”

Anthony Giddens “Globalization.”

Vincente Verdu “We Are All Americans.”

G. Pascal Zachary “The World Gets in Touch with its Inner American.”

Thomas Friedman “It’s a Flat World After All.”

Synthesizing Questions for Chapter 1

2. Reflections on US Influence

Hanan Al-Shaykh “What We Think of America” (1)

Roger Cohen, David E. Sanger and Steven R Weisman. “Challenging the Rest of the World with a New Order.”

Andrew Kohut “American Public Diplomacy in the Islamic World.”

Harold Hongju Koh “Rights to Remember.”

Elemer Hankiss “Symbols of Destruction.”

Rajeev Bhargava “Responses to 9.11: Individual and Collective Dimensions.”

Raja Shehadeh “What We Think of America” (2)

Matthew Parris “It’s time we all signed up for the Rest of the World team.”

Synthesizing Questions for Chapter 2

3. America and a New World Order

George W.Bush “America’s International Strategy.”

Arundhati Roy “The New American Century.”

Immanuel Wallerstein From “American and the World: The twin towers as metaphor.”

Gary Schmitt “Power & Duty: U.S. Action is Critical to Maintaining World Order.”

Eric Schlosser “Over There.”

Laura Miller “America the Ignorant.”

James M. Lindsay and Ivo H. Daalder “The Globalization of Politics: American Foreign Policy for a New Century.”

John M.Swomley “The American Empire.”

Synthesizing Questions for Chapter 3

4. The International Influence of American Culture

Brendon O’Connor “Bored with the USA?”

Youki Kudoh “Who Killed Our Culture? We Did.”

Mark Rice-Oxley “In 2000 Years, Will the World Remember Disney or Plato?”

Dan Roberts “Is the World Falling Out of Love with US Brands?”

Martha Bayles “Exporting the Wrong Picture.”

Mike Marqusee “Global Sports, American Sports.”

Richard Pells “American Culture Goes Global, or Does It?”

Synthesizing Questions for Chapter 4

5. In Its Own Image

Lawrence Mintz “Simulated Tourism at Busch Gardens: The Old Country, and Walt Disney World Showcase, EPCOT Center.”

Arthur C. Danto “Degas in Vegas.”

David Rosengarten “We Are What We Eat.”

John Flinn “Can't help falling in love with world's Elvis impersonators.”

Elizabetta Povoledo “Italian Rappers Try To Hang On.”

Renee Graham “Hollywood Warms to Asian Movies.”

MiHi Ahn “Gwenihana.”

Synthesizing Questions for Chapter 5


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