Global Perspectives on the United States: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

Global Perspectives on the United States: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

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ISBN-13: 9780252082337
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Series: Global Studies of the United States Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Virginia R. Dominguez is the Gutgsell Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of several books including People as Subject, People as Object: Selfhood and Peoplehood in Contemporary Israel. Jane C. Desmond is professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Displaying Death/ Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life and several other books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue: Reading "America" Across and Against the Grain of Public Discourse Jane C. Desmond 1

Introduction: The "American" Conundrum-Criticism, Attraction, and Antagonisms Virginia R. Domínguez Sophia Balakian 5

Part I Whose "America"? Whose "Anti-Americanism"?

1 Internationalizing African American Studies, Too: White (West-) German Responses to the Civil Rights Movement Sabine Broeck 31

2 What We Talk about When We Talk about Anti-Americanism: An Italian Perspective Giorgio Mariani 46

Second Look-Sabine Broeck on Giorgio Mariani 61

Second Look-Giorgio Mariani on Sabine Broeck 64

Third Look-Sophia Balakian on Mariani and Broeck-"Sticks and Stones: Discourses of Anti-Americanism as Name-Calling" 68

Part II Histories of Engagements: Two Case Studies Looking at Domestic Consumption and Their Contexts

3 Americanization and Anti-Americanism in Poland: A Case Study, 1945-2006 Kate Delaney Andrzej Antoszek 73

4 Americanization and Anti-American Attitudes in South Africa and Georgia: A Historical Snapshot from 2005 Loes Nas 92

Second Look-Loes Nas on Kate Delaney and Andrzej Antoszek 103

Second Look-Sophia Balakian on Loes Nas 105

Third Look-Jane C, Desmond on Delaney & Antoszek and Nas-"Reversing the Vectors of Analysis: Calibrating the 'Use Value' of Discourses of 'Americanism,' Americanization,' and Anti-Americanism"' 109

Part III Debating the Terms of Debate

5 Kefaya and the New Politics of Anti-Americanism Manar Shorbagy 115

6 Understanding Anti-Americanism in Central Asia Edward Schatz 131

Second Look-Manar Shorbagy on Edward Schatz 152

Second Look-Edward Schatz on Manar Shorbagy 155

Third Look-Seyed Mohammad Marandi on Schatz and Shorbagy-"What Is Anti-Americanism?" 157

Third Look-Ira Dworkin on Schatz and. Shorbagy-"Thinking Outside of America: The State, the Street, and Civil Society" 161

Part IV Visual Engagements and Their Interpretations

7 Lost and Found in Translation: Problems of Cultural Translation in Hungary after 1989 Zsófia Bán 169

8 Westward Ho with Kholiwood: The Transnational Turn, in the Neoliberal Marketplace Richard Ellis 178

Second Look-Richard Ellis on Zsófia Bán 201

Second Look-Zsófia Bán on Richard Ellis 205

Third Look-Ana Mauad on Bán and Ellis-An Imagined Community for the Twenty-First Century? 208

Part V Disrupting Binaries: Whose "Country Music" and Whose "Hip-Hop"?

9 Tales of the West: "Americanization" in an Era of "Europeanization" Kristin Solli 217

10 Japanese Rappers, 9/11, and Soft Power: Anti-American Sentiments in "American" Popular Culture Ian Condry 239

Second Look-Ian Condry on Kristin Solli 251

Second Look-Kristin Solli on Ian Condry 254

Third Look-Michael Titlestad on Solli and Condry- "Dreaming America" 258

Part VI Is It "Americanization" or "Pro-Americanism"? The Americas, Pan-Americanism, and Immigration

11 "Making Pals in Panama": U.S.-Latin American Relations and the Trope of the Good Neighbor in Coca-Cola Advertising during the 1940s Amy Spellacy 265

12 Americanism and Anti-Americanism of Mexican Immigrants in Los Angeles Guillermo Ibarra 290

Second Look-Guillertno Ibarra on Amy Spellacy 298

Second Look-Amy Spellacy on Guillermo Ibarra 304

Third Look-Virginia R. Domínguez on Spellacy and Ibarra-"Not Just for Latin Americanists" 308

Contributors 313

Index 319

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