Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations / Edition 2

Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0521540356
ISBN-13:
9780521540353
Pub. Date:
11/30/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations / Edition 2

Originally published in 1991, Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations has become an indispensable volume, for teachers and students in international history and political science, and general readers seeking an introduction to American diplomatic history. This collection of essays highlights the conceptual approaches and analytical methods used to study the history of American foreign relations, including bureaucratic, dependency, and world systems theories, as well as corporatist and national security models. Along with substantially revised essays from the first edition, this volume presents new material on postcolonial theory, borderlands history, modernization theory, gender, race, memory, cultural transfer, and critical theory. It seeks to define the study of American international history, stimulate research in fresh directions, and encourage cross-disciplinary thinking, in an increasingly transnational, globalizing world.

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ISBN-13: 9780521540353
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionvii
Contributorsix
1Introduction1
2Defining and Doing the History of United States Foreign Relations: A Primer10
3Toward a Pluralist Vision: The Study of American Foreign Relations as International History and National History35
4Theories of International Relations51
5Bureaucratic Politics91
6Psychology103
7National Security123
8Corporatism137
9World Systems149
10Dependency162
11Considering Borders176
12The Global Frontier: Comparative History and the Frontier-Borderlands Approach194
13Modernization Theory212
14Ideology221
15Culture and International History241
16Cultural Transfer257
17Reading for Meaning: Theory, Language, and Metaphor279
18What's Gender Got to Do with It? Gender History as Foreign Relations History304
19Race to Insight: The United States and the World, White Supremacy and Foreign Affairs323
20Memory and Understanding U.S. Foreign Relations336
Index353

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