America's Mid-Life Crisis: The Future of a Troubled Superpower

America's Mid-Life Crisis: The Future of a Troubled Superpower

by Gary R. Weaver, Adam Mendelson
     
 


America's Midlife Crisis examines the history and culture of the country at a crucial point in its development, post 9/11See more details below

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America's Midlife Crisis examines the history and culture of the country at a crucial point in its development, post 9/11

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931930079
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9/11 - A Challenge to American Culture

1 American National Culture: A Matter of Culture and History 1

2 What Is the American Culture and What Is a "Typical" American? 21

3 Melting Pots to Mosaics: Race and Immigration 47

4 From John Winthrop to John Wayne: Exceptionalism, Self-Reliance, and Cowboy Values 79

5 "Don't Just Stand There, Do Something!" 101

6 American Civic Culture 127

7 Prosperity at Home, Prestige Abroad: Foreign Policy 147

8 What Holds America Together Also Tears It Apart 171

9 A National Midlife Crisis? Where Do We Go from Here? 195

Bibliography 219

Index 249

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