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After the American CenturyThe Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East$
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Brian Edwards

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174008

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.001.0001

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After the American Century

After the American Century

Ends of Circulation

(p.1) 1 After the American Century
After the American Century

Brian T. Edwards

Columbia University Press

In the digital age, American culture is taken up in the Middle East and North Africa in ways that detach the cultural product from its American referent and thereby shatters the presumptions of Luce's American Century. Response to "Innocence of Muslims" in Arab world discussed as example of speed of circulation in digital age and power of culture to affect politics.

Keywords:   Circulation, Henry Luce, world literature, digital age, globalization, "Innocence of Muslims"

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