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Empire of Pictures: Global Media and the 1960s Remaking of American Foreign Policy

Sönke Kunkel
Format
Book
Published
New York : Berghahn Books, 2015.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
Explorations in Culture and International History
ISBN
9781782388425 (hardback : acid-free paper), 9781782388432 (ebook)
Summary
"In Cold War historiography, the 1960s are often described as a decade of mounting diplomatic tensions and international social unrest. At the same time, they were a period of global media revolution: communication satellites compressed time and space, television spread around the world, and images circulated through print media in expanding ways. Examining how U.S. policymakers exploited these changes, this book offers groundbreaking international research which shows that U.S. power came to depend more and more not on military superiority or economic strength alone, but also on America's ability to create appealing pictures that assured recognition of its global leadership"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction: Why Empires Need Pictures
  • Part I: The Rise of the Visual Age
  • The Picture State and Its Innovators
  • Contact Points with Empire and the Globalizing of Media
  • Part II: Picturing Empire
  • Prosperity : Official Visits to the United States
  • Progress : Popular Aspirations, the Global South, and the Politics of Imagination
  • Peace : Space Flights as "Pictorial Acts"
  • Power : Global Media and the Other History of the Vietnam War
  • Conclusion: From Nixon to Obama, or, The Legacy of the 1960s.
Description
pages cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Explorations in culture and international history ; volume 8
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