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Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Howard Malchow


This book reevaluates Anglo-American cultural exchange by exploring metropolitan London's culture and counterculture from the 1950s to the 1970s. It challenges a tendency in cultural studies to privilege local reception and attempts to restore the concept of Americanization in this critical era of mass tourism, professional exchange, and media globalization—while acknowledging an important degree of cultural hybridity and circularity. The study begins with the influence of American modernism in the built environment and in “Swinging London” generally, and then moves to its central project, the ... More

Keywords: Americanization, Britain, London, culture, counterculture, Anglo-American cultural exchange, modernism, cultural change, anti-war movement, student rebellion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804773997
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Malchow, author