Shrek in Casablanca, Ben Affleck in Tehran: American Culture in Middle East Circulation

In the following video, Brian Edwards, author of After the American Century: Ends of Circulation in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, takes two cases where American cultural products make their way to the Middle East and North Africa, where they are taken up by publics in ways their producers never imagined. Edwards asks how culture circulates now, when the reputation of the US is continually changing, and when the pathways cultural products travel are unpredictable, accelerated, and full of diversions.

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