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Overview

Anti-Americanism by Andrew Ross, David Gaspar, Michel-Rolph Trouillot

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.

In this multidisciplinary collection, seventeen 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 commentary draws from social science as well as the humanities for an in-depth study of anti-American opinion and sentiment in different cultures.

The questions raised by these essays force us to explore the new ways America must interact with the world after 9/11 and the war against Iraq.

Contributors: Greg Grandin, Mary Louise Pratt, Ana Maria Dopico, George Yudice, Timothy Mitchell, Ella Shohat, Mary Nolan, Patrick Deer, Vangelis Calotychos, Harry Harootunian, Hyun Ok Park, Rebecca E. Karl, Moss Roberts, Linda Gordon, and John Kuo Wei Tchen.

Product Details

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

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
ILatin America
1The Narcissism of Violent Differences17
2Back Yard with Views32
3The 3:10 to Yuma47
4U.S. Prepotencia: Latin Americans Respond69
IIThe Middle East
5American Power and Anti-Americanism in the Middle East87
6A Conversation with Rashid Khalidi106
IIIEurope
7Anti-Americanization in Germany125
8The French Declaration of Independence144
9The Dogs of War: Myths of British Anti-Americanism158
10The Beekeeper, the Icon Painter, Family, and Friends: "November 17" and the End of Greek History179
IVEast Asia
11An "Etiquette of Anti-Americanism": Being Japanese in the American Imperium197
12Desires for North Korea221
13China's Repressed Returns235
14"We Threaten the World": U.S. Foreign Policy through an Asian Lens251
VThe United States
15Hating Amerika: Anti-Americanism and the American Left273
16The Domestic Front281
17Vigilante Americanism301
Bibliographical Notes315
About the Contributors321
Index325

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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

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