Fabricating the Absolute Fake - revised edition : America in Contemporary Pop Culture - Revised Edition /

In Fabricating the Absolute Fake, Jaap Kooijman explores the ways people around the world interpret and attempt to reproduce "Americanness." Tracing the ways America has been appropriated by pop culture produced outside the United States, he examines such icons as the Elvis-inspired perfor...

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Main Author: Kooijman, Jaap (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2014]
Series:American Studies
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Additional Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Fabricating the Absolute Fake
  • 1. We Are the World. America's Dominance in Global Pop Culture
  • 2. The Oprahification of 9/11. America as Imagined Community
  • 3. The Desert of the Real. America as Hyperreality
  • 4. Americans We Never Were. Dutch Pop Culture as Karaoke Americanism
  • 5. The Dutch Dream. Americanization, Pop Culture, and National Identity
  • 6. Yes We Can, This Is It. America and Celebrity Culture
  • Conclusion. Let's Make Things Better
  • Afterword. Teaching the Absolute Fake
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index