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Islands of Empire: Pop Culture and U.S. Power
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Texas Pr
Publication date May 1, 2015
Pages 238
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781477307557
ISBN-10 1477307559
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
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Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media—film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature—with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects. Impressive in its scope, Islands of Empire looks to Cuba, Guam, Hawai'i, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, asking how popular narratives about these island outposts expressed the attitudes of the continent throughout the twentieth century. Through deep textual readings of Bataan, Victory at Sea, They Were Expendable, and Back to Bataan (Philippines); No Man Is an Island and Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (Guam); Cuba, Havana, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (Cuba); Blue Hawaii, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, and Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Hawai'i); and West Side Story, Fame, and El Cantante (Puerto Rico), Fojas demonstrates how popular texts are inseparable from U.S. imperialist ideology.

Drawing on an impressive array of archival evidence to provide historical context, Islands of Empire reveals the role of popular culture in creating and maintaining U.S. imperialism. Fojas's textual readings deftly move from location to location, exploring each island's relationship to the United States and its complementary role in popular culture. Tracing each outpost's varied and even contradictory political status, Fojas demonstrates that these works of popular culture mirror each location's shifting alignment to the U.S. empire, from coveted object to possession to enemy state.



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Hardcover
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from Univ of Texas Pr (March 1, 2014)
9780292756304 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $55.00
About: Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media—film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature—with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780500277201 Book cover for 9781477307557
 
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Reprint edition from Univ of Texas Pr (May 1, 2015)
9781477307557 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media—film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature—with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects.
With Richard F. Townsend | Reprint edition from Thames & Hudson (August 1, 1993); titled "The Aztecs"
9780500277201 | details & prices | 6.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains The Aztecs
About: Recounts the Spanish conquest, describes Aztec culture and beliefs, and surveys findings from recent archaeological excavations

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