Anti-Americanism

Anti-Americanism

by Andrew Ross, Kristin Ross, David Gaspar, Michel-Rolph Trouillot
     
 

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Ever Since George Washington warned against "foreign entanglements" in his 1796 farewell speech, the United States has wrestled with how to act toward other countries. Consequently, the history of anti-Americanism is as long and varied as the history of the United States itself. In this multidisciplinary collection, eighteen leading thinkers provide substance and

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Ever Since George Washington warned against "foreign entanglements" in his 1796 farewell speech, the United States has wrestled with how to act toward other countries. Consequently, the history of anti-Americanism is as long and varied as the history of the United States itself. In this multidisciplinary collection, eighteen leading thinkers provide substance and depth to the recent outburst of fast talk on the topic of anti-Americanism by analyzing its history and currency in five key global regions: the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, and the United States. The commentators draw from a range of backgrounds and specializations for an incisive study of anti-American opinion and sentiment in different cultures. The questions raised by Anti-Americanism force us to explore the new ways America must interact with the world after 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

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”This timely and thoroughly absorbing book is the best, most comprehensive and most critical survey of anti-Americanism available. A thoughtful antidote to the blah blah blah of CNN and network news, Anti-Americanism provides a subtle unpeeling of US global domination and multiple political and cultural responses to it. If you want to understand what the news is calling anti-Americanism, this is the book to read.”

-Neil Smith,author of American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and The Prelude to Globalization

”...splendid cover of which features a ravenous man-eating shark...some contributions-especially those by Mary Louise Pratt, Greg Grandin, Timothy Mitchell, Kristin Ross, and Rebecca Karl-are outstanding. Michtell, whose essay ‘American Power and Anti-Americanism in the Middle East’ is truly superb.”

-BookForum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814775677
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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"...splendid cover of which features a ravenous man-eating shark...some contributions-especially those by Mary Louise Pratt, Greg Grandin, Timothy Mitchell, Kristin Ross, and Rebecca Karl-are outstanding. Michtell, whose essay 'American Power and Anti-Americanism in the Middle East' is truly superb."

-BookForum,

"This timely and thoroughly absorbing book is the best, most comprehensive and most critical survey of anti-Americanism available. A thoughtful antidote to the blah blah blah of CNN and network news, Anti-Americanism provides a subtle unpeeling of US global domination and multiple political and cultural responses to it. If you want to understand what the news is calling anti-Americanism, this is the book to read."

-Neil Smith,author of American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and The Prelude to Globalization

Meet the Author

Andrew Ross is Professor of American Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including No-Collar, Fast Boat to China, No Respect, Strange Weather, and, from NYU Press, Anti-Americanism and Real Love.

Kristin Ross is professor of comparative literature at NYU and author of several books, including May '68 and Its Afterlives and Fast Cars, Clean Bodies.

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