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dc.contributor.authorKooijman, Jaap
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:10:26Z
dc.identifier610630
dc.identifierOCN: 1030822326
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32440
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/26373
dc.description.abstractWhen rock star Bono told Oprah Winfrey that America is an ideal that is supposed to be contagious, the talk show host was moved to tears. Such an imagined America, rather than the nation-state USA, is the topic of Fabricating the Absolute Fake. Pop and politics become intertwined, as Hollywood, television, and celebrities spread the American Dream around the world. Using concepts such as the absolute fake and karaoke Americanism, the book examines this global mediation as well as the way America is appropriated in pop culture produced outside of the USA, as demonstrated by such diverse cultural icons as the Elvis-inspired crooner Lee Towers and the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. This revised and extended edition includes a new chapter on Barack Obama and Michael Jackson as global celebrities and a new afterword on teaching American pop culture.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBC Cultural and media studies::JBCC Cultural studies::JBCC1 Popular cultureen_US
dc.subject.othermedia
dc.subject.otherpop culture
dc.subject.otherculture
dc.titleFabricating the Absolute Fake - Revised Edition
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_610630
oapen.relation.isPublishedByde2ecbe7-1037-4e96-8c3a-5a842d921e04
oapen.relation.isbn9789089645593


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