As others see us : the causes and consequences of foreign perceptions of America / Stephen Brooks.

Author
Brooks, Stephen, 1956- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, N.Y. : Broadview Press, c2006.
Description
178 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Summary note
"As Others See Us investigates the causes and consequences of the world's perceptions of America. It proceeds from the premise that the images, ideas, and information that foreign populations have of the United States and Americans come from a number of sources, most of which are mediated. Some of these sources are America, Hollywood especially. Others are located outside the country, in the media, educational, religious, and political systems through which foreign populations learn about America. Any attempt to understand the "what" and "why" of foreign perceptions of America needs to look closely at these external determinants of how the image and interpretation of the United States is constructed in different societies."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index.
Contents
The three "Is" of cognitive isolationism -- The American dream machine -- Mass and elite perceptions of America -- A values gap? -- Elite perceptions of America -- What drives anti-Americanism? -- Why the world's perceptions matter.
ISBN
155111688X (pbk.)
LCCN
^^2006373639
OCLC
62895099
RCP
H - S
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