Diversity and Citizenship: Rediscovering American Nationhood

Diversity and Citizenship: Rediscovering American Nationhood

by Gary Jacobsohn, Susan Dunn
     
 

In this book, an extraordinarily distinguished group of scholars explores the connection between citizenship and nationhood and the relationship between individual and collective identities. The essays illustrate different ways in which our understanding of the meaning of our 'unum' is evolving. They show that while pluralism and an ideal of tolerance of diversity

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In this book, an extraordinarily distinguished group of scholars explores the connection between citizenship and nationhood and the relationship between individual and collective identities. The essays illustrate different ways in which our understanding of the meaning of our 'unum' is evolving. They show that while pluralism and an ideal of tolerance of diversity stand in opposition to images of a homogeneous America, they may lead to a deeper universalism, more subtle notions of freedom, equality, more probing discussions of the pursuit of happiness, and broader notions of citizens and nation. Contributors:

Editorial Reviews

Kenneth L. Karst
Diversity and Citizenshipoffers an unusual combination: the depth that will provide illumination for specialists and the readability that will recommend it as a text for college courses.
Francis E. Rourke
...helps to fill a gap in our understanding of American political life.
American Political Science Review
...this volume offers a good starting point for an educated general readership to begin thinking about our pluralist democracy...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847680917
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/27/1995
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.66(d)

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Kenneth L. Karst
Diversity and Citizenshipoffers an unusual combination: the depth that will provide illumination for specialists and the readability that will recommend it as a text for college courses.
Francis E. Rourke
...helps to fill a gap in our understanding of American political life.

Meet the Author

Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government at Williams College. Susan Dunn is professor of Romance languages at Williams College.

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