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The labyrinth of North American identities

Author: Philip Resnick
Publisher: [Toronto] : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What exactly does it mean to be North American? Europeans have been engaged in a long-running debate about the meaning and nature of Europe. The Labyrinth of North American Identities generates a similar discussion in the context of North America: what do we learn about North America as a unit and its individual countries when we explore the idea of a North American identity? Combining cultural, anthropological,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Resnick
ISBN: 9781442605527 1442605529
OCLC Number: 813238291
Description: xvii, 155 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Quetzalcoatl's heirs --
Chosen peoples --
Trajectories to independence --
"Language has always been the perfect instrument of empire" --
Manifest destiny and the fate of a continent --
Market society and possessive individualism --
Democracy and its discontents --
The protean state --
New world utopias and dystopias --
An archipelago of regions --
A North American civilization? --
Dwellers of the labyrinth.
Responsibility: Philip Resnick.

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What exactly does it mean to be North American? The Labyrinth of North American Identities is a long essay that attempts to learn more about North America as a unit and its individual countries by  Read more...

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