This special edition of the European Journal of American Culture began life as a series of seminars that I pulled together with the assistance of a number of colleagues, at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford in the spring of 2003. Everyone who participated
in the series, which was titled ‘Americanisation and Anti-Americanism: Global Views of the USA’ agreed there was a growing need for a closer study of global attitudes toward the United States. In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the increasing strength of opinion
about America - in Europe particularly - encouraged an engagement in the discussion about the causes and consequences of Americanization and anti- Americanism. The response to the seminars in Oxford was enthusiastic and the widespread interest led to the staging of a three-day conference at
the Rothermere American Institute in September 2003, organized in conjunction with the Mershon Center at the Ohio State University. Local (as well as global) interest in the subject continues to grow, and it has recently secured a place on Oxford’s modern history faculty’s lecture
Rothermere American Institute, Oxford
Publication date: September 1, 2004
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The European Journal of American Culture (EJAC) is an academic, refereed journal for scholars, academics and students from many disciplines with a common involvement in the interdisciplinary study of America and American culture, drawing on a variety of approaches and encompassing the whole evolution of the country.