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By Edmund Fong

ISBN-10: 1138687022

ISBN-13: 9781138687028

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In modern American political tradition, claims of yank exceptionalism and anxieties over its customers have resurged as an overarching subject matter in nationwide political discourse. but by no means very faraway from such debates lie animating fears linked to race. Fears concerning the lack of nationwide team spirit and belief frequently draw awareness to looming alterations within the racial demographics of the physique politic. misplaced amid those debates are usually the extra advanced legacies of racial hybridity. Anxieties over the disintegration of the material of yankee nationwide identification likewise omit not only how they echo earlier fears of subversive racial and cultural distinction, but additionally exorcise besides the altering nature of labor and social interplay.

Edmund Fong’s publication examines the increase and resurgence of latest varieties of American exceptionalism as they've got emerged out of contentious debates over cultural pluralism and multicultural range some time past twenty years. For a short time, critical issues of the strength of multiculturalism entered right into a number of philosophical and coverage debates. yet within the American context, those debates usually ended in a reaffirmation of a few variation of yank exceptionalism with the resultant exorcism of race in the avowed norms and coverage pursuits of yankee politics. Fong explores how this "multicultural exorcism" revitalizing American exceptionalism isn't really easily a singular function of our modern political second, yet is as an alternative a recurrent dynamic around the background of yank political discourse.

By situating modern discourse on cultural pluralism in the higher body of yankee background, this e-book yields perception into the creation of hegemonic kinds of American exceptionalism and the way race keeps to hang-out the contours of yankee nationwide identity.

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