The Americanization of Europe: Culture, Diplomacy, and Anti-Americanism after 1945

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Alexander Stephan<b><b>†
Berghahn Books, 01.12.2005 - 444 Seiten

Recent tensions between the U.S. and Europe seem to have opened up an insuperable rift, while Americanization, deplored by some, welcomed by others, seems to progress unabated. This volume explores, for the first time and in a comparative manner, the role American culture and anti-Americanism play in eleven representative European countries, including major powers like Great Britain, France, (West) Germany, Russia/Soviet Union, and Italy as well as smaller countries like Austria, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Sweden, and Poland. Each contributor to the volume, all of them highly respected experts in their field, was asked to address the following four topics: the role of American public diplomacy, the transfer of American “high culture,” the impact of “popular culture” ranging from Hollywood movies and TV to pop music and life-style issues, and the country specific features and history of anti-Americanism. The volume is enhanced by a substantial introduction by the editor, which looks both at the general “culture clash” between the United States and Europe and at adaptations and blending processes that seem to have occurred in individual countries.

 

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COLD WAR ALLIANCES AND THE EMERGENCE OF TRANSATLANTIC COMPETITION
1
GREAT BRITAIN FRANCE WEST GERMANY
21
IN BETWEEN
23
FROM FRENCH ANTIAMERICANISM AND AMERICANIZATION TO THE AMERICAN ENEMY?
44
A SPECIAL GERMAN CASE OF CULTURAL AMERICANIZATION
69
SWEDEN DENMARK AUSTRIA
89
TELEVISION EDUCATION AND THE VIETNAM WAR
91
AMERIDANES AND PROAMERICAN ANTIAMERICANS
115
TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSLATIONS
218
ITALY GREECE SPAIN
251
CONTAINING MODERNITY DOMESTICATING AMERICA IN ITALY
253
THE INTERFACE BETWEEN POLITICS AND CULTURE IN GREECE
277
WAITING FOR MR MARSHALL
307
IMAGINARY AMERICAS IN EUROPES PUBLIC SPACE
337
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
363
CONTRIBUTORS
401

TWO SIDES OF THE COIN
147
USSRRUSSIA POLAND
183
FROM COLD WAR TO WARY PEACE
185

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Über den Autor (2005)

Alexander Stephan was Professor of German, Ohio Eminent Scholar, and Senior Fellow of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University, where he directed a project on American culture and anti-Americanism in Europe and the world.

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