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The Resource American exceptionalism in the age of globalization : the specter of Vietnam, William V. Spanos

American exceptionalism in the age of globalization : the specter of Vietnam, William V. Spanos

Label
American exceptionalism in the age of globalization : the specter of Vietnam
Title
American exceptionalism in the age of globalization
Title remainder
the specter of Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
William V. Spanos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization, William V. Spanos explores three writers - Graham Greene, Philip Caputo, and Tim O'Brien - whose work devastatingly critiques the U.S. intervention in Vietnam and exposes the brutality of the Vietnam War. Utilizing poststructuralist theory, particularly that of Heidegger, Althusser, Foucault, and Said, Spanos argues that the Vietnam War disclosed the dark underside of the American exceptionalist ethos and, in so doing, speaks directly to America's war on terror in the aftermath of 9/11."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spanos, William V
Dewey number
810.9/358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.N35
LC item number
S63 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Literature and history
  • Exceptionalism
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Literature and history
  • America
Label
American exceptionalism in the age of globalization : the specter of Vietnam, William V. Spanos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and its specter : rethinking thinking in the post-Cold War age -- Althusser's "problematic" : vision and the Vietnam War -- Who killed Alden Pyle? : the oversight of oversight in Graham Greene's The quiet American -- Retrieving the thisness of the Vietnam War : a symptomatic reading of Philip Caputo's A rumor of war -- "The land is your enemy" : Tim O'Brien's Going after Cacciato -- American exceptionalism, the Jeremiad, and the frontier, before and after 9/11 : from the Puritans to the neo-con men -- Conclusion : the Vietnam War, 9/11, and its aftermath
Control code
78893319
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 321 pages
Isbn
9780791472903
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)78893319
Label
American exceptionalism in the age of globalization : the specter of Vietnam, William V. Spanos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and its specter : rethinking thinking in the post-Cold War age -- Althusser's "problematic" : vision and the Vietnam War -- Who killed Alden Pyle? : the oversight of oversight in Graham Greene's The quiet American -- Retrieving the thisness of the Vietnam War : a symptomatic reading of Philip Caputo's A rumor of war -- "The land is your enemy" : Tim O'Brien's Going after Cacciato -- American exceptionalism, the Jeremiad, and the frontier, before and after 9/11 : from the Puritans to the neo-con men -- Conclusion : the Vietnam War, 9/11, and its aftermath
Control code
78893319
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 321 pages
Isbn
9780791472903
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)78893319

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