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100 1  McAlister, Melani,|d1962-|0
245 10 Epic encounters :|bculture, media, and U.S. interests in 
       the Middle East, 1945-2000 / Melani McAlister. 
263    0108. 
264  1 Berkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|c2001. 
300    xv, 358 pages ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  American crossroads ;|v6. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 00 |tIntroduction: Middle East Interests|g1 --|g1.
       |t"Benevolent Supremacy": The Biblical Epic at the Dawn of
       the American Century, 1947-1960|g43 --|g2.|tMiddle East in
       African American Cultural Politics, 1955-1972|g84 --|g3.
       |tKing Tut, Commodity Nationalism, and the Politics of Oil,
       1973-1979|g125 --|g4.|tGood Fight: Israel After Vietnam, 
       1972-1980|g155 --|g5.|tIran, Islam, and the Terrorist 
       Threat, 1979-1989|g198 --|g6.|tMilitary Multiculturalism 
       in the Gulf War and After, 1990-1999|g235 --|tConclusion: 
       Orientalism Redux|g266. 
520    In the last half of the twentieth century, cultural 
       products -- from films and news reports to museum exhibits
       and novels -- profoundly shaped ideas about the 
       relationship between Americans and the Middle East. In 
       this innovative book, Melani McAlister explores the 
       cultural history of political interests, arguing that U.S.
       encounters with the Middle East were influenced by both 
       the presence of oil and the religious symbolism of the 
       region. She skillfully weaves lively and accessible 
       readings of popular culture with a rigorous analysis of 
       U.S. foreign policy and the domestic politics of race. 
650  0 Mass media and public opinion|zUnited States.|0http:// 
650  0 Public opinion|zUnited States.|0
651  0 Middle East|xForeign relations|zUnited States.|0http:// 
651  0 United States|xForeign relations|zMiddle East.|0http:// 
651  0 Middle East|0
       sh85090501|xForeign public opinion, American. 
651  0 United States|xCivilization|y1945-|0
830  0 American crossroads ;|0
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