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Cultural Imperialism by John Tomlinson

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Cultural Imperialism by John Tomlinson

Cultural Imperialism by John Tomlinson
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group - Pinter | Number Of Pages: 187 | Publication Date: 2001-03-08 | ISBN-10: 082645013X | PDF | 26 Mb

What is Cultural Imperialism?
Arguing early on that a term’s use in popular and scholarly discourse signifies both its power and its ‘actual’ definition, Tomlinson claims that “the concept of cultural imperialism is one which must be assembled out of its discourse”. This sets the tone for the relentless critical scrutiny of the rest of the work, with the author carefully assembling a system of arguments which ultimately cast a shadow of doubt on the legitimacy of defining aspects of U.S. and Western foreign interventions (cultural, economic, and ideological, for example) as ‘cultural imperialism’.