Image and Americanization of the World in Civilization, How We Became American by Régis Debray

  • Brahim Mouradi
Palavras-chave: Civilization, Americanization, Mediology, Identity, Culture, Image


This contribution aims at analyzing the phenomenon of the Americanization of the world expressed in the book Civilization, How We All Became American, by the French philosopher Régis Debray. This book in question presents a detailed analysis of the events, modifications and profound metamorphoses that have affected our world after the two world wars. Therefore, the world of yesteryear holds no resemblance to that of our time. Everything in it has changed and has reversed. Old values ​​are no longer transmitted, no longer circulate, no longer impress. A new civilization has just declared its dominance of the world with so many tools, and therefore the old (European) civilization gives way to it. All the memory of humanity that was well built through the process of transmission weakens, fades and begins to disappear. None of us now, still according to the same philosopher, think about their past, care about their origins, their memory and their identity. The new civilization erases the past of humanity and is about to replace it with the present, and nothing but the present. We are witnessing, as a result, a humanity losing its milestones, its fathers and its landmarks. She lost her soul, as expressed by the Iranian philosopher Daryush Shayegan “the modern world has lost its soul” (Shayegan, 2001).


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Mouradi, B. (2024). Image and Americanization of the World in Civilization, How We Became American by Régis Debray. Rotura – Revista De Comunicação, Cultura E Artes, 4(1), 112-123.
Artigo recebido em 2023-12-27
Artigo aceite em 2024-02-27
Artigo publicado em 2024-02-29