By Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed
Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic conception and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this ebook brings into discussion a chain of modernist and postmodernist literary works, motion pictures, and significant thought which are interested by defining the United States. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how the United States is perceived in definite texts unearths not just the idealization or condemnation of it, yet an imago, or developed photograph of the perceiver in addition. In flip, texts which rather concentrate on demonstrating how different texts approximately the United States speak an untrustworthy message themselves converse an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a chain of imagos of the United States. those imagos seek advice from either idealized and deformed photos of the US built by means of the perceivers of America.
The first a part of this ebook is anxious with modernist perceptions of the United States, and contains dialogue of Adorno, Benjamin, Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, in addition to Emerson and Seymour Martin Lipset. the second one half is devoted to postmodernist representations of the United States, targeting texts by way of Edward stated, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and movies together with Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's delivery of a Nation.
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