SESSIONS & READINGS

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Session 1: Introduction—Defining Cultural Imperialism

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Session 2: The First Debates about Cultural Imperialism

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Session 3: Histories of Cultural Imperialism

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Session 4: Theories of Cultural Imperialism, Part 1

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Session 5: Theories of Cultural Imperialism, Part 2

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Session 6: US Anthropology and “Culture Change,” Part 1

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Session 7: Anthropology and “Culture Change,” Part 2

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Session 8: Canadian Approaches to Empire and Communications

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Session 9: Canadian Anthropology and Technological Determinism

Film: Oh, what a blow that phantom gave me! [videorecording]: Edmund Carpenter / Media Generation; a film by John Bishop, Harald Prins, 2003. [54 minutes]

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Session 10: US Anthropological Critiques of Theories of Cultural Imperialism

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Session 11: Media Imperialism and the Revival of Studies of Cultural Imperialism

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Session 12: Academic and Scientific Imperialism

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