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The Resource American orientalism : the United States and the Middle East since 1945, Douglas Little

American orientalism : the United States and the Middle East since 1945, Douglas Little

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American orientalism : the United States and the Middle East since 1945
Title
American orientalism
Title remainder
the United States and the Middle East since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Little
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, America's relationship with the Middle East exploded to the forefront of our national consciousness. Looking back more than a half-century, Douglas Little offers valuable, historical context for anyone seeking a better understanding of this complicated relationship. He explores the encounters between the United States and the Middle East since 1945, focusing particularly on the complex, sometimes inconsistent attitudes and interests that have shaped U.S. relations in the region. Little begins by exposing the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture and then examines U.S. policy toward the Middle East from many angles. Chapters focus on America's increasing dependence on petroleum; U.S.-Israeli relations; the threat of communism; the rise of revolutionary nationalist movements in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Libya; the futility of U.S. military and covert intervention; and the unsuccessful attempt to broker a "peace-for-land" settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The overarching theme of the book is that a combination of American omnipotence and profound cultural misunderstanding ensured that the United States would encounter trouble in the Middle East after 1945 and that those forces continue to bedevil the relationship between these vastly different cultures to the present day
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BTCTA
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1950-
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Little, Douglas
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Orientalism
  • Nationalism
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
Label
American orientalism : the United States and the Middle East since 1945, Douglas Little
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Publication
Note
Chapters 1-8 updated, previous Conclusion and Epilogue replaced by new chapter
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-419) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Gideon's band in the Holy Land : we're not in Kansas anymore -- Orientalism, American style : the Middle East in the mind of America -- Opening the door : business, diplomacy, and America's stake in Middle East oil -- The making of a special relationship : America and Israel -- A tale of four doctrines : U.S. national security, the Soviet threat, and the Middle East -- Sympathy for the devil? : America, Nasser, and Arab revolutionary nationalism -- Modernizing the Middle East : from reform to revolution in Iraq, Libya, and Iran -- Kicking the Vietnam syndrome : waging limited war from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf -- Opportunities lost and found : the United States and the Arab-Israeli peace process -- Not your father's Persian Gulf War: The Bush doctrine, Iraq and radical Islam
Control code
ocn181142313
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xviii, 441 p.
Isbn
9780807858981
Lccn
2008278036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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Label
American orientalism : the United States and the Middle East since 1945, Douglas Little
Publication
Note
Chapters 1-8 updated, previous Conclusion and Epilogue replaced by new chapter
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gideon's band in the Holy Land : we're not in Kansas anymore -- Orientalism, American style : the Middle East in the mind of America -- Opening the door : business, diplomacy, and America's stake in Middle East oil -- The making of a special relationship : America and Israel -- A tale of four doctrines : U.S. national security, the Soviet threat, and the Middle East -- Sympathy for the devil? : America, Nasser, and Arab revolutionary nationalism -- Modernizing the Middle East : from reform to revolution in Iraq, Libya, and Iran -- Kicking the Vietnam syndrome : waging limited war from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf -- Opportunities lost and found : the United States and the Arab-Israeli peace process -- Not your father's Persian Gulf War: The Bush doctrine, Iraq and radical Islam
Control code
ocn181142313
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xviii, 441 p.
Isbn
9780807858981
Lccn
2008278036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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