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The Resource Immigration, assimilation, and the cultural construction of American national identity, Shannon Latkin Anderson

Immigration, assimilation, and the cultural construction of American national identity, Shannon Latkin Anderson

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Immigration, assimilation, and the cultural construction of American national identity
Title
Immigration, assimilation, and the cultural construction of American national identity
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Shannon Latkin Anderson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over the course of the 20th century, there have been three primary narratives of American national identity: the melting pot, Anglo-Protestantism, and cultural pluralism/multi-culturalism. This book offers a social and historical perspective on what shaped each of these imaginings, when each came to the fore, and which appear especially relevant early in the 21st century. These issues are addressed by looking at the United States and elite notions of the meaning of America across the 20th century, centering on the work of Horace Kallen, Nathan Glazer and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Samuel P. Huntington. Four structural areas are examined in each period: the economy, involvement in foreign affairs, social movements, and immigration. What emerges is a narrative arc whereby immigration plays a clear and crucial role in shaping cultural stories of national identity as written by elite scholars. These stories are represented in writings throughout all three periods, and in such work we see the intellectual development and specification of the dominant narratives, along with challenges to each. Important conclusions include a keen reminder that identities are often formed along borders both external and internal, that structure and culture operate dialectically, and that national identity is hardly a monolithic, static formation"--Provided by publisher
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Anderson, Shannon Latkin
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.A546 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in race and ethnicity
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kallen, Horace Meyer
  • Glazer, Nathan
  • Moynihan, Daniel P.
  • Huntington, Samuel P.
  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Americanization
  • Protestantism
  • United States
  • Glazer, Nathan
  • Huntington, Samuel P
  • Kallen, Horace Meyer
  • Moynihan, Daniel P.
  • Americanization
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Emigration and immigration
  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • Political and social views
  • Protestantism
  • United States
Label
Immigration, assimilation, and the cultural construction of American national identity, Shannon Latkin Anderson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Immigration, assimilation, and national identity -- Part I. Horace Kallen and a new narrative, 1905-1925 -- Mass immigration, prelude to war, and narratives of the nation -- Kallen's pluralist challenge -- Part II. Glazer and Moynihan challenge the melting pot, 1950-1970 -- A time for American power (and melting?) -- Glazer and Moynihan's claim : many and one -- Part III. Huntington's return to Americanism, 1985-2005 -- Multiculturalism and a domestic clash -- Huntington's fear : e pluribus pluribus -- Anglo-America under review -- Conclusion: The meanings of America
Control code
924682254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9781138100411
Lccn
2015026490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)924682254
Label
Immigration, assimilation, and the cultural construction of American national identity, Shannon Latkin Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Immigration, assimilation, and national identity -- Part I. Horace Kallen and a new narrative, 1905-1925 -- Mass immigration, prelude to war, and narratives of the nation -- Kallen's pluralist challenge -- Part II. Glazer and Moynihan challenge the melting pot, 1950-1970 -- A time for American power (and melting?) -- Glazer and Moynihan's claim : many and one -- Part III. Huntington's return to Americanism, 1985-2005 -- Multiculturalism and a domestic clash -- Huntington's fear : e pluribus pluribus -- Anglo-America under review -- Conclusion: The meanings of America
Control code
924682254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9781138100411
Lccn
2015026490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)924682254

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