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Fabricating the absolute fake: America in contemporary pop culture

Fabricating the absolute fake: America in contemporary pop culture

Kooijman, Jaap, author

In Fabricating the Absolute Fake, Jaap Kooijman explores the ways people around the world interpret and attempt to reproduce "Americanness." Tracing the ways America has been appropriated by pop culture produced outside the United States, he examines such icons as the Elvis-inspired performer Lee Towers and the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. This revised edition features a new chapter on Barack Obama's global celebrity and an afterword on teaching American pop culture. Like the first edition, it will prove an illuminating resource for scholars of American culture and popular cultures the world o

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Revised and extended edition.
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Jaap Kooijman
ISBN: 9048519551, 904851956X, 9089645594, 9789048519552, 9789048519569, 9789089645593
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE General.; SOCIAL SCIENCE Anthropology Cultural.; United States.; Netherlands.; Netherlands Civilization American influences.; SOCIAL SCIENCE Popular Culture.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Public Policy Cultural Policy.; Popular culture Netherlands.; Popular culture.; Popular culture United States.; Civilization American influences.