Examines how peoples of other nations perceive the U.S., how media of other nations portray the U.S., and how exported media products impact the U.S. image around the world.
In Images of the U.S. around the World more than thirty researchers and scholars representing twenty countries examine the perception of the United States as evidenced by other nations' media portrayal, and through the impact of exported media products worldwide.
Yahya R. Kamalipour is Professor of Mass Communications and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Communication and Creative Arts, Purdue University Calumet. He is the editor of The U.S. Media and the Middle East: Image and Perception, and Mass Media in the Middle East: A Comprehensive Handbook (with H. Mowlana).
"Kamalipour's goal, to 'take the reader beyond the pervasive "stereotypical" or "assumed images" of the United States,' is achieved in a most impressive collection of research studies not found elsewhere. The essays represent virtually every important area of the world, including various parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and both North and South America. Anyone who has any interest in intercultural communication will find the book difficult to resist, and the solid research foundation upon which the information is based only enhances this enticement. It is a refreshing change from the many armchair speculations about the impact of the U.S. abroad, and offers some substantial, well-presented and interestingly analyzed data about this impact." — Richard J. Dieker, Western Michigan University