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Hearts and mines : the US empire's culture industry / Tanner Mirrlees.

Author/creator Mirrlees, Tanner
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoVancouver : UBC Press, [2016]
Descriptionxviii, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from eBooks on EBSCOhost
Contents The US Empire and the Culture Industry -- Public Diplomacy and Selling the American Way to the World -- The US Culture Industry : Still Number One -- The DOD : News Media Complex -- The DOD : Hollywood Complex -- The DOD : Digital Games Complex -- Conclusion : US Empire, Cultural Imperialism, and Cultural Policy, at Large.
Abstract "From Katy Perry training alongside US Marines in a music video, to the global box-office mastery of the US military-supported Transformers franchise, to the explosion of war games such as Call of Duty, it's clear that the US security state is a dominant force in media culture these days. But is the ubiquity of cultural products that glorify the security state a new phenomenon? Or have Uncle Sam and the nation's top media and entertainment companies been friends for a long time? Hearts and Mines examines the rise and reach of the US Empire's culture industry, a nexus between the US's security state and media firms and the source of American imperial culture. Although the US government and media corporations pursue different interests on the world stage (the former, national security, and the latter, profit), this book documents how structural alliances and the synergistic relationships between them support the production and flow of Empire-extolling cultural goods. Building on and extending Herbert I. Schiller's classic study of US Empire and communications, Tanner Mirrlees highlights the symbiotic geopolitical and economic relationships between the US state and media firms that underlie and drive the production and promotion of imperial culture."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 259-298) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Other formsIssued also in electronic format.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2016440369
ISBN9780774830140 (bound)
ISBN077483014X (bound)

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