Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000

Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000

by Melani McAlister

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520214439
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Series: American Crossroads Series , #6
Pages: 373
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)

About the Author

Melani McAlister is Assistant Professor of American Studies at The George Washington University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface

Introduction: Middle East
Interests
1. "Benevolent Supremacy": The Biblical Epic at the Dawn of the American Century, 1947-1960
2. The Middle East in African American Cultural Politics, 1955-1972
3. King Tut, Commodity Nationalism, and the Politics of Oil, 1973-1979
4. The Good Fight: Israel after Vietnam, 1972-1980
5. Iran, Islam, and the Terrorist Threat, 1979-1989
6. Military Multiculturalism in the Gulf War and After, 1990-1999
Conclusion: Orientalism Redux
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Filmography

Index

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