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Yankee go home, & take me with U : Americanization and popular culture /
edited by George McKay.
imprint
Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997.
description
190 p. : facsim. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1850758115 (pbk)
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imprint
Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997.
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1850758115 (pbk)
contents note
Introduction : Americanization and popular culture / George McKay -- Blackface minstrels as cultural export : England, Australia, South Africa / John G. Blair -- The war of words : literature for German POWs in the United States 1943-1944 / Ron Robin -- Star trek old and new : from the alien embodied to the alien imagined / Karin Blair -- The bohemian transformed : America, the malcontent and the alterations of the 1960s / John Dean -- Popular culture and political discourse in American narratives about Vietnam / Yonka Krasteva -- I am the king : cultural appropriation in Australia's gothic Graceland / Richard Walker -- American life by proxy : Dutch youth and sense of place / Mel van Elteren -- The origins and evolution of French rap music and hip hop culture in the 1980s and 1990s / André J. M. Prévost -- Afterword : downsizing America / George McKay.
general note
Papers from a workshop on popular culture at the 1994 European Association for American Studies Conference in Luxembourg.
catalogue key
4242313
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-187) and index.
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From Yeah to Yo! our language bears traces of American influence. We can do little to escape the experience of America through many media: TV, pop music, youth culture, Hollywood, fast food. How do these traces and images affect us? Do we internalize them, want to be American? Do we (can we?) resist them, see America as still at cultural Cold War? Is our desire for them a symptom of European pop culture's crisis? From blackface minstrelsy, rap music and fiction to McDonald's, rock festivals and Star Trek, the cultural conception of America is critically unpacked by contributors from Europe, Israel and the USA. George McKay rounds off the picture by offering a comprehensive introduction that explains theoretical approaches to Americanization from the thesis of Yankee cultural imperialism to America as site of liberation or fantasy.>
Main Description
From Yeah to Yo! our language bears traces of American influence. We can do little to escape the experience of America through many media: TV, pop music, youth culture, Hollywood, fast food. How do these traces and images affect us? Do we internalize them, want to be American? Do we (can we?) resist them, see America as still at cultural Cold War? Is our desire for them a symptom of European pop culture's crisis? From blackface minstrelsy, rap music and fiction to McDonald's, rock festivals and Star Trek, the cultural conception of America is critically unpacked by contributors from Europe, Israel and the USA. George McKay rounds off the picture by offering a comprehensive introduction that explains theoretical approaches to Americanization from the thesis of Yankee cultural imperialism to America as site of liberation or fantasy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Notes on Contributorsp. 8
Introduction: Americanization and Popular Culturep. 11
Blackface Minstrels as Cultural Export: England, Australia, South Africap. 53
The War of Words: Literature for German POWs in the United States 1943-1944p. 67
Star Trek Old and New: From the Alien Embodied to the Alien Imaginedp. 78
The Bohemian Transformed: America, the Malcontent and the Alterations of the 1960sp. 89
Popular Culture and Political Discourse in American Narratives about Vietnamp. 104
I Am the King: Cultural Appropriation in Australia's Gothic Gracelandp. 117
American Life by Proxy: Dutch Youth and Sense of Placep. 131
The Origins and Evolution of French Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture in the 1980s and 1990sp. 146
Afterword: Downsizing Americap. 161
Notesp. 166
Bibliographyp. 174
Indexp. 188
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