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The Resource The liberty of strangers : making the American nation, Desmond King, (electronic book)

The liberty of strangers : making the American nation, Desmond King, (electronic book)

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The liberty of strangers : making the American nation
Title
The liberty of strangers
Title remainder
making the American nation
Statement of responsibility
Desmond King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tracing how Americans have confronted and relinquished but mostly clung to group identities over the past century, Desmond King here debunks one of the guiding assumptions of American nationhood, namely that group distinction and identification would gradually dissolve over time, creating a "postethnic" nation. Over the course of the twentieth century, King shows, the divisions in American society arising from group loyalties have consistently proven themselves too strong to dissolve. For better or for worse, the often-disparaged politics of multiculturalism are here to stay, with profound implications for America's democracy. Americans have now entered a post-multiculturalist settlement in which the renewal of democracy continues to depend on groups battling it out in political trenches, yet the process is ruled by a newly invigorated and strengthened state." "Spanning the entire twentieth century and encompassing immigration policies, the nationalistic fallout from both world wars, the civil rights movement, and nation-building efforts in the postcolonial era, The Liberty of Strangers advances a major new interpretation of American nationalism and the future prospects for diverse democracies."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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King, Desmond S.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pluralism (Social sciences)
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics, American
  • Group identity
  • Immigrants
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The liberty of strangers : making the American nation, Desmond King, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
EDZ0000023880
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 229 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199850617
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The liberty of strangers : making the American nation, Desmond King, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
EDZ0000023880
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 229 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199850617
Specific material designation
remote

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