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Author Sardar, Ziauddin.

Title American dream, global nightmare / Ziauddin Sardar, Merryl Wyn Davies
Published Cambridge, England : Icon Books, 2004


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 W'PONDS  973.931 Sar/Adg  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 287 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Introduction : the ten laws of American mythology -- Ch. 1. Drums along the Mohawk : America as myth and the myth of America -- Ch. 2. Mr. Smith goes to Washington : America as the idea of democracy and nation -- Ch. 3. To have and have not : the imperial expression of the American self -- Ch. 4. The player : Hollywood, celebrity and empire -- Ch. 5. Sands of Iwo Jima : the psychosis of war -- Ch. 6. Universal soldier : America as global narrative -- Conclusion : beyond Groundhog Day
Summary This book offers a critical view of the 'American Dream' and how this is becoming a global nightmare. The authors are neither impartial nor uninvolved
Notes Also: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: (pages 271-276) and index
Subject Anti-Americanism.
Envy -- Political aspects.
Civilization, Modern -- American influences.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Foreign public opinion.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009.
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Author Davies, Merryl Wyn.
ISBN 1840465727 paperback
1840466049 hardback