Lecture 2- Jan 16

Lecture 2- Jan 16 - Intl U.S in the 20th Century Lecture 2...

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Intl. U.S. in the 20 th Century Lecture 2 January 16, 2008 1) Definitions of culture a) Culture as foreign policy b) Culture as commodity c) Culture as communication i) Possibly most important d) Culture as historiography 2) Foreign Policy a) Civilizing discourse and the rhetoric of sameness and difference i) You can be like us: buy our products, work in our country b) United States has intervened in places and has worked hard to create the sense of communities that are linked to the United States c) What happens in American politics essentially affects the rest of the world—saw its beginnings in the 20 th century 3) Pan American Exposition a) Buffalo New York 1901 b) Representing the sameness of both the American continents c) Message from the U.S. that “you can become like us if you accept our leadership” d) Funded at the same time that America won the Spanish American war i) America won control of Cuba, control of Puerto Rico, and seeming control of the Philippines ii) Control of the Western Hemisphere and an attempt to spread influence over Asia
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