Popular Representations of America in Non-American Media, 1st Edition

  • Floribert Patrick C. Endong
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  • ISBN-10: 1522593144
  • ISBN-13: 9781522593140
  • DDC: 070.4
  • 361 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Much of what the world knows about the US is constructed and spread through global media. One can hardly find a country where news events involving the US do not attract media attention, controversy, or at least invoke some level of critical thought. This book provides emerging research on how non-American media covers and represents the US through a critical review that demonstrates how foreign media representations of the country have varied according to periods in history, political leadership, and current ideological and socio-cultural affinities. It also examines Americans’ perceptions of foreign media representations of their country. Covering a range of topics such as neocolonialism, political science, and popular culture, this book is for students, scholars, media specialists, policymakers, international relation experts, politicians, and other professionals seeking current research on different perspectives on non-American media’s representation of the US and Americans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts (AMEA) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: A Latter-Day Sodom and Babylon: Nigerian Citizen Journalists’ Representations of Obama’s “Gay America”.
2: America as Ambivalent Superpower in Recent Mexican, Australian, and Chinese Media: Re-Examining The Revenant, Desierto, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Fury Road, and Flowers of War.
3: The United States in Cuban Media: Framing of America Related News in Granma’s Internet Archives.
4: America in the Camera Obscura of Nigerian “Videastes”: A Study of Peters Roberts’ 30 Days in Atlanta and George Kalu’s Life is Hard in America.
5: An “Infantilization” of Our Nation: Shaping Cameroonian Audiences’ Perceptions of America Through Mediated Metaphors and Allusions.
6: Depicting Political Dynamics of Migrant “Blackness” in the Era of Trumpism: Reframing of “the Other” in the British Press.
7: The Discourse of Turkish Press on 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections and the Inauguration of Donald Trump.
8: Representing Trump and Trumpism Through Caricature: A Semiotic Analysis of Selected Editorial Cartoons Published in Nasoweseeam.
9: Framing American Politicians Through Photo Manipulation: A “Structuralist” Reading of Vanguard, Punch, and Nigeriana News.
10: Exploring U.S. Citizens’ Perceptions of Foreign Media’s Representations of America: A Systematic Review.
11: Image of America in Northern Nigeria Radio-Based Broadcast: A Study of Greetings From America.
Compilation of References.
Related References.
About the Contributors.