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

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

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.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 276
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781782388432 (DRM-PDF)

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