By Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed
Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic conception and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this e-book brings into discussion a sequence of modernist and postmodernist literary works, motion pictures, and demanding thought which are considering defining the US. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how the USA is perceived in sure texts unearths not just the idealization or condemnation of it, yet an imago, or built snapshot of the perceiver besides. In flip, texts which quite concentrate on demonstrating how different texts approximately the United States converse an untrustworthy message themselves converse an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a chain of imagos of the USA. those imagos consult with either idealized and deformed photographs of the USA built by way of the perceivers of America.
The first a part of this ebook is anxious with modernist perceptions of the USA, 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 USA, concentrating on texts through Edward stated, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and flicks together with Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's start of a Nation.
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