Culture And Imperialism

Author: Edward W Said

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448161908

Category: History

Page: 528

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Following his profoundly influential study, Orientalism, Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, Culture and Imperialism is a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.

Cultures of United States Imperialism

Author: Amy Kaplan,Donald E. Pease

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822314134

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 841

Cultures of United States Imperialism represents a major paradigm shift that will remap the field of American Studies. Pointing to a glaring blind spot in the basic premises of the study of American culture, leading critics and theorists in cultural studies, history, anthropology, and literature reveal the "denial of empire" at the heart of American Studies. Challenging traditional definitions and periodizations of imperialism, this volume shows how international relations reciprocally shape a dominant imperial culture at home and how imperial relations are enacted and contested within the United States. Drawing on a broad range of interpretive practices, these essays range across American history, from European representations of the New World to the mass media spectacle of the Persian Gulf War. The volume breaks down the boundary between the study of foreign relations and American culture to examine imperialism as an internal process of cultural appropriation and as an external struggle over international power. The contributors explore how the politics of continental and international expansion, conquest, and resistance have shaped the history of American culture just as much as the cultures of those it has dominated. By uncovering the dialectical relationship between American cultures and international relations, this collection demonstrates the necessity of analyzing imperialism as a political or economic process inseparable from the social relations and cultural representations of gender, race, ethnicity, and class at home. Contributors. Lynda Boose, Mary Yoko Brannen, Bill Brown, William Cain, Eric Cheyfitz, Vicente Diaz, Frederick Errington, Kevin Gaines, Deborah Gewertz, Donna Haraway, Susan Jeffords, Myra Jehlen, Amy Kaplan, Eric Lott, Walter Benn Michaels, Donald E. Pease, Vicente Rafael, Michael Rogin, José David Saldívar, Richard Slotkin, Doris Sommer, Gauri Viswanathan, Priscilla Wald, Kenneth Warren, Christopher P. Wilson

The Sense of the People

Politics, Culture and Imperialism in England, 1715-1785

Author: Kathleen Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521635271

Category: History

Page: 460

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This exciting study demonstrates the central role of "the people," the empire, and the citizen in eighteenth-century English popular politics. Pioneering in its focus on provincial towns, its attention to the imperial contexts of urban politics and its use of a rich and diverse array of sources--from newspapers, prints and plays to pottery and tea-cloths--it shows how the wide-ranging political culture of English towns attuned ordinary men and women to the issues of state power and thus enabled them to stake their own claims in national and imperial affairs.


Austen's Disciples and Devotees

Author: Deidre Lynch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691050065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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This study explores the phenomenon of the "Janeite"--The zealous reader and fan of Jane Austen whose devotion to her novels has been frequently invoked and often derided by the critical establishment. The text asks what Janeites do and explores the myriad appropriations of Austen.

Cultural Imperialism

Author: Martin Strang

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638341178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 9

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Essay from the year 2004 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: High Distinction, Macquarie University (Centre for International Communication), course: Cross-cultural communication, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The relationships between Phuong, Alden Pyle and Thomas Fowler in “The Quiet American” might be observed in terms of cultural imperialism (Alden Pyle seems to want to change Phuong and Vietnam). What cultural and social factors seem to influence the attitudes, behaviour and reactions of each character? Could they be read as models for the cultural traits, outlooks and expectations of Americans, British and Vietnamese people? This essay shall answer the above questions by analysing the following points: Firstly, the definitions of cultural imperialism are examined. Secondly, the question of whether culture is a natural phenomenon or constructed by humans is discussed. Thirdly, the phenomenon of believing in cultural superiority (by particular cultures) is analysed. In further parts, strategies of suppressed cultures to avoid their annihilation are described and the question of whether specific types (as the movie’s characters) can be representative for their cultures is answered. Finally, in the conclusion of this paper the results are summarised and discussed. Many definitions of cultural imperialism exist. The term is difficult to describe due to its reference to the two other abstract concepts of “culture” and “imperialism”. Tomlinson (1991, p. 2) sees cultural imperialism as a critical discourse which represents another (non Western) culture in dominant Western cultural terms. Tomlinson identifies four ways to discuss cultural imperialism: Cultural imperialism can be discussed as media imperialism, as a discourse of nationality, as a critique of global capitalism or, finally, as a critique of modernity itself (Tomlinson, 1991, p. 19–28). For Kottak (1999, p. 234) cultural imperialism describes the spread of a particular culture at the expense of other cultures. In his definition, Kottak not only focuses on media effects but includes explicitly economic and political forces. Thus, Kottak’s definition includes all types of effects which advance one culture. Sreberny-Mohammadi (1997, p. 50) criticises the term “cultural imperialism” because it reduces “culture” to the products of the culture industries and – often described also as “media imperialism” – only focuses on the impact of modern media or multinational corporations. All theoretical problems related to this term shall not be discussed here but it is obvious that cultural imperialism has different meanings in different (academic and non academic) discourses.

Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture

Author: William D. Hart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778107

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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This book provides a distinctive account of Edward Said's critique of modern culture by highlighting the religion-secularism distinction on which it is predicated. It refers to religious and secular traditions and to tropes that extend the meaning and reference of religion and secularism in indeterminate ways. It covers Said's heterogeneous corpus--from Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, his first book, to Orientalism, his most influential book, to his recent writings on the Palestinian question. The religion-secularism distinction lies behind Said's cultural criticism, and his notion of intellectual responsibility.

Seen and Unseen: Visual Cultures of Imperialism

Author: Sanaz Fotouhi,Esmail Zeiny

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004357017

Category: History

Page: 228

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In recent years much attention has been paid to the ways Muslims are represented and how they are representing themselves visually. This book offers a number of new perspectives on visual cultures and representations of Muslims.

Imperialism and Postcolonialism

Author: Barbara Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870115

Category: History

Page: 304

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This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world history, covering the period from the Roman to the present American empire. The book begins by examining the nature of empire, then looks at continuity and change in the historiography of imperialism and theoretical and conceptual developments. It covers themes such as the relationship between imperialism and modernity, culture and national identity in Britain. Suitable for undergraduates taking courses in imperial and colonial history.

Media and the Politics of Culture

The Case of Television Privatization and Media Globalization in Jamaica (1990-2007)

Author: Nickesia S. Gordon

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 159942973X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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There is a great deal of discussion about media globalization, particularly television, especially as it is being driven by the spread of satellite technology and cable. While certain schools of thought view this trend as promoting cultural heterogeneity and the diversification of programme content, this book argues otherwise. It discusses the influence of globalization on Jamaica's television industry. Specifically, it looks at how market liberalization, globalization's twin force, has lead to government divestment of the television sector and increased private ownership and consolidation within this sector. It revisits the cultural imperialism debate within the context of media globalization and locates Jamaica's position within this milieu. It suggests that old concerns relating to cultural imperialism are still relevant in new ideas such as cultural proximity and programme modeling. The book also discusses the implications that increased private ownership of television media in Jamaica have for public broadcasting services, especially in an age of consolidation. Finally, the book examines current media policies and discusses whether or not they are adequate to address the present media environment, within which the market model of media management encourages anti-competitive behaviour among media firms.

The Narrative Reader

Author: Martin McQuillan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415205337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 353

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The Narrative Reader provides a comprehensive survey of theories of narrative from Plato to Post-Structuralism. The selection of texts is bold and broad, demonstrating the extent to which narrative permeates the entire field of literature and culture. It shows the ways in which narrative crosses disciplines, continents and theoretical perspectives and is a long overdue and welcome addition to the field. Canonical texts are combined with texts which are difficult to get hold of elsewhere, and new translations and introductory material are presented. The texts cover many crucial issues and topic.

Imperialism and Popular Culture

Author: John M. MacKenzie,John MacDonald MacKenzie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719018688

Category: History

Page: 264

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Popular culture is invariably a vehicle for the dominant ideas of its age. Never was this more true than in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when it reflected the nationalist and imperialist ideologies current throughout Europe. When they were being entertained or educated the British basked in their imperial glory and developed a powerful notion of their own superiority. This book examines the various media through which nationalist ideas were conveyed in late Victorian and Edwardian times--in the theatre, "ethnic" shows, juvenile literature, education, and the iconography of popular art. Several chapters look beyond the first world war when the most popular media, cinema and broadcasting, continued to convey an essentially late nineteenth-century world view, while government agencies like the Empire Marketing Board sought to convince the public of the economic value of empire. Youth organizations, which had propagated imperialist and militarist attitudes before the war, struggled to adapt to the new internationalist climate.

Aus den Ruinen des Empires

Die Revolte gegen den Westen und der Wiederaufstieg Asiens

Author: Pankaj Mishra

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104027463

Category: History

Page: 448

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Asiens Antwort auf den westlichen Imperialismus: »Provokant, beschämend und überzeugend« The Times Nachdem die letzten Erben des Mogul-Reiches getötet und der Sommerpalast in Peking zerstört war, schien die asiatische Welt vom Westen besiegt. Erstmals erzählt der Essayist und Schriftsteller Pankaj Mishra, wie in dieser Situation Intellektuelle in Indien, China und Afghanistan eine Fülle an Ideen entwickelten, die zur Grundlage für ein neues Asien wurden. Sie waren es, die Mao und Gandhi inspirierten und neue Strömungen des Islam anregten. Von hier aus nahmen die verschiedenen Länder ihren jeweiligen Weg in die Moderne. Unterhaltsam und eindringlich schildert Pankaj Mishra die Entstehung des antikolonialen Denkens und seine Folgen. Ein Buch, das einen völlig neuen Blick auf die Geschichte der Welt bietet und den Schlüssel liefert, um das heutige Asien zu verstehen. »Brillant. Mishra spiegelt den tradierten westlichen Blick auf Asien zurück. Moderne Geschichte, wie sie die Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung erfahren hat - von der Türkei bis China. Großartig.« Orhan Pamuk »Lebendig ... fesselnd ... ›Aus den Ruinen des Empires‹ hat die Kraft, nicht nur zu belehren, sondern zu schockieren.« Mark Mazower, Financial Times

Imperialism and Theatre

Essays on World Theatre, Drama, and Performance

Author: J. Ellen Gainor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415106412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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A ground-breaking collection that explores how and why theatre was used in imperial societies to articulate the concerns of both colonizers and colonized. Covers many and diverse nations and includes an essay from Edward Said.

Closed Entrances

Canadian Culture and Imperialism

Author: Arnold Itwaru,Natasha Ksonzek

Publisher: Tsar Publications

ISBN: 9780920661253

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 109

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Rethinking notions of empire and outpost and claims of universal genius in the teaching of literature in Canada ... Literature as cultural imperialism ... Racism and eruocentrism in the literary reinforcement of domination ... Beyond the reactivity of writing back to the Centre ... Fort culture and education and the Canadian state and the normalzing of imperialism .. Beyond the hushed gloom of the Royal Ontaro Museum's austere sense of permanence where a world of masks and disquietude lurks... "Arnold Itwaru invites us to re-examine our literary critical proprietites and join him in a quest to create a discourse that will open up these avenues of inquiry. Canadian literature deserves to be taken this seriosuly." - Books in Canada. The insight of the artist Natasha Ksonzek and the critical vision of the author of Invention of Canada and Shanti complement each other in this provocative work.

Herbert Schiller

Author: Richard Maxwell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742518483

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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Herbert I. Schiller (1919-2000) has been called America's most original and influential media analyst of the left in the twentieth century. Maxwell's timely book fuses biography and history in a digest of Schiller's major works to reveal their continuing relevance for critical communication studies. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Beyond Cultural Imperialism

Globalization, Communication and the New International Order

Author: Peter Golding,Phil Harris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446223550

Category: Communication

Page: 272

View: 919

Moving beyond notions of cultural imperialism, this book furthers our understanding of the implications of global media culture and politics in the 1990s. Leading scholars from a range of fields bring different perspectives to bear on the role of the state, the range of culture beyond the media, the contribution of international organizations, and the potential for resistance and alternatives. They reflect on the New World International Communications Order' as delineated since the 1970s, and examine its changing nature. Throughout, they connect analysis of the flows and forces which form the world media and communications with the fundamental themes of social science, and illuminate the ways in which underlying questions of inequality, power and control reappear within new media environments.

Imperialism, Race and Resistance

Africa and Britain, 1919-1945

Author: Barbara Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134722443

Category: History

Page: 416

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Imperialism, Race and Resistance marks an important new development in the study of British and imperial interwar history. Focusing on Britain, West Africa and South Africa, Imperialism, Race and Resistance charts the growth of anti-colonial resistance and opposition to racism in the prelude to the 'post-colonial' era. The complex nature of imperial power in explored, as well as its impact on the lives and struggles of black men and women in Africa and the African diaspora. Barbara Bush argues that tensions between white dreams of power and black dreams of freedom were seminal in transofrming Britain's relationship with Africa in an era bounded by global war and shaped by ideological conflict.