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Author Sienkiewicz, Matt, author

Title The other air force : U.S. efforts to reshape Middle Eastern media since 9/11 / Matt Sienkiewicz
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series War culture
War culture.
Contents Introduction: soft-psy media as U.S. strategy -- Shopping for grocers: the origins of Middle-Eastern soft-psy media -- Our men in Kabul and Bethlehem: Saad Mohseni and Raed Othman -- Kind of con men: self-interest, soft-psy media, and resistance -- Soft-psy media under cover: the question of gender -- Mediating mediations: meta-media, the Middle East, and soft-psy strategy -- Conclusion: the trajectory of soft-psy media from 9/11 to today
Summary As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world, the United States has poured millions of dollars into local television and radio programming. However, as this fascinating new book shows, the Middle Eastern media producers who rely on these funds are hardly puppets on an American string, but instead contribute their own political and artistic agendas. The Other Air Force reveals the remarkable creative output that can emerge even from the world's tensest conflict zones
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic assistance, American -- Middle East.
Mass media policy -- Middle East.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- Middle East.
Mass media -- Middle East -- Influence.
Technical assistance, American -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Civilization -- American influences.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813578000 (electronic bk.)
0813578019 (electronic bk.)
9780813578002 (electronic bk.)
9780813578019 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)