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USA cultural hegemony in Borough Market

English woman aged about 25 standing at artisan bread stall sees a traditional German pretzel for sale. The pretzel is claimed by many German towns, and even towns in Central Europe, as their original cultural property. It's an emblematic bread for Germany - like the Jewish cholla or hot cross buns in England.

The woman said to her friend - 'they have those big ones like in America'. So her only reference point to this object is movies set in New York City.
Tags: anti-americanism, cultural imperialism
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