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Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967

Matthew F. Jacobs

Abstract

As its interests have become deeply tied to the Middle East, the United States has long sought to develop a usable understanding of the people, politics, and cultures of the region. This book illuminates how Americans' ideas and perspectives about the region have shaped, justified, and sustained U.S. cultural, economic, military, and political involvement there. The author examines the ways in which an informal network of academic, business, government, and media specialists interpreted and shared their perceptions of the Middle East from the end of World War I through the late 1960s. During t ... More

Keywords: Middle East, media specialists, religion, mass politics, underdevelopment, policymakers, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834886
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869314_jacobs

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew F. Jacobs, author