Univ of New York Press Examines how peoples of other nations perceive the U.S., how media of other nations portray the U.S., and how exported media products impact the U.S. image around the world.
Book News Comprises 24 contributions which examine the attitudes of various groups throughout the world towards the US. The contributors present an analysis of the US image in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. They present examples of the US image as portrayed by other nations' mass media and discuss the influence of the exported media products of the US on the US image around the world. Individual topics include redefining America in South Korea from savior to villain, American TV through the eyes of German teenagers, Maltese perception of the US, what America symbolizes to the urban educated youth in India, and the genesis of the American image in Arabic literature from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.