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The Resource Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser

Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser

Label
Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought
Title
Reconstructing America
Title remainder
the symbol of America in modern thought
Statement of responsibility
James W. Ceaser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With wit and passion, Ceaser traces the origins of the negative images of America, beginning with French scientists in the middle of the eighteenth century who viewed the country as a land of racial and physical degeneracy, and continuing with German thinkers from Hegel to Nietzsche, Spengler, and Heidegger, who viewed America as culturally inferior and a technological wasteland. Ceaser puts these critics of America in a dialogue with the country's defenders - among them Alexander Hamilton, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Leo Strauss. By revealing the sources of the hostility to America, Ceaser undermines the position of its present attackers. He contends that only if we reassert political science rather than cultural and literary criticism as the proper intellectual discipline for directing politics will we free the real America from the symbolic America and vindicate its name
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ceaser, James W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Americanization
  • France
  • Germany
  • Américains
  • Américanisation
  • France
  • Allemagne
  • États-Unis
  • HISTORY
  • Americanization
  • Intellectual life
  • National characteristics, American
  • Public opinion, European
  • France
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Amerikanisatie
  • Nationale kenmerken
  • Publieke opinie
  • Cultuurkritiek
  • Kultur
  • Amerikanisierung
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Amerikabild
  • Frankreich
  • Deutschland
  • USA
  • Europa
Label
Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America as degeneracy -- American responses to the degeneracy thesis -- America in the mirror of France: The two revolutions -- America as a racial symbol: The "New History" of Arthur de Gobineau -- From Ethnology to Multiculturalism -- Racialism Verus Political Science: The Tocqueville-Gobineau Exchange -- From America to Americanization: Images of America in German thought -- Katastrophenhaft: Martin Heidegger's America -- America as the end of history -- America as Postmodern
Control code
ocn861792654
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300147803
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zx5r8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792654
Label
Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America as degeneracy -- American responses to the degeneracy thesis -- America in the mirror of France: The two revolutions -- America as a racial symbol: The "New History" of Arthur de Gobineau -- From Ethnology to Multiculturalism -- Racialism Verus Political Science: The Tocqueville-Gobineau Exchange -- From America to Americanization: Images of America in German thought -- Katastrophenhaft: Martin Heidegger's America -- America as the end of history -- America as Postmodern
Control code
ocn861792654
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300147803
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zx5r8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792654

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