The Resource Not like us : how Europeans have loved, hated, and transformed American culture since World War II, Richard Pells

Not like us : how Europeans have loved, hated, and transformed American culture since World War II, Richard Pells

Label
Not like us : how Europeans have loved, hated, and transformed American culture since World War II
Title
Not like us
Title remainder
how Europeans have loved, hated, and transformed American culture since World War II
Statement of responsibility
Richard Pells
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is a common experience for Americans traveling in Europe to discover that the cultural icons of the United States have followed them across the Atlantic. On the billboards are Michael Jordan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the television are Seinfeld and Friends, and on the radio are Garth Brooks and Madonna. Much has been written about the influence of McDonald's or about the "Coca-colonization" of the world, but in Not Like Us, the eminent historian Richard Pells examines the more subtle and intriguing interplay between America and Europe in the decades since the end of World War II. In a masterful analysis of the past fifty years, Pells describes how the cultures on each side of the Atlantic have transformed one another, and he reveals the reasons why the Europeans never became truly "Americanized" and why it was a good thing that they didn't
Dewey number
303.48/27304
Index
index present
LC call number
D1065.U5
LC item number
P388 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Not like us : how Europeans have loved, hated, and transformed American culture since World War II, Richard Pells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Ch. 1. Cultural Relations Before 1945 -- Ch. 2. American Culture and the Cold War: The Reshaping of Western Europe -- Ch. 3. Truth, Propaganda, and Cultural Combat: The Contest with the Soviet Union -- Ch. 4. American Studies in Europe -- Ch. 5. Transatlantic Misunderstandings: American Views of Europe -- Ch. 6. Transatlantic Misunderstandings: European Views of America -- Ch. 7. The Americanization of Europe's Economic and Social Life -- Ch. 8. Mass Culture: The American Transmission -- Ch. 9. Mass Culture: The European Reception -- Ch. 10. From Gaullism to GATT: Resisting America in the 1980s and 1990s -- Ch. 11. The Europeanization of American Culture -- Ch. 12. The Globalization of Western Culture
Control code
000012666648
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xviii, 444 p.
Isbn
9780465001644
Lccn
96038183
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System control number
  • C01108508930
  • (OCoLC)35262462

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