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The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture

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In this unique book, the authors provide a hard-hitting, radical critique of the growing culture of American militarism, focusing on the post Cold War years. Analyzed in historical context and drawing on a broad mix of theoretical, political, and cultural sources, The Hollywood War Machine explores the U.S. film industry and its deepening impact on the popular and politica ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published September 15th 2006 by Paradigm Publishers
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Charles Chau
For my paper, this book highlighted very key events during the time period of WWII. The Hollywood War Machine is a phrase given by people during the times and currently. It speaks of how Hollywood is an actually a machine something that the U.S. government or military is able to use to influences the social life of Americans. In the book, it brings to light times in which the gov. or military have done so. I recommend this book for anyone interested in Hollywood or even influenced by media.
Well the book was good and lefty for sure...

Essentially it pointed out the many ways in which films have historically used certain types of hero narratives, hyper-militarism, seductive technological weaponry, and "othering" of groups to promote a pronounced patriotism devoid of discussion about consequences of war-making. There was good deal about American exceptionalisms as well, how we are somehow different and thusly above criticism for our actions; never wrong, nor accountable to a common st
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Carl Boggs is Professor of Social Sciences at National University in Los Angeles. He is the author of Gramsci's Marxism; The Politics of Eurocommunism (with David Plotke); The Impasse of European Communism; The Two Revolutions: Gramsci and the Crisis of Western Marxism; and Social Movements and Political Power.
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