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The American civilizing process

Author: Stephen Mennell
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since 9/11, the American government has presumed to speak and act in the name of "civilization". But isthat how the rest of the world sees it? And if not, why not? Stephen Mennell leads up to such contemporary questions through a careful study of the whole span of American development, from the first settlers to the American Empire. He takes a novel approach, analysing the USA's experience in the light of Norbert  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Mennell
ISBN: 9780745632087 0745632084 0745632092 9780745632094
OCLC Number: 171111462
Description: xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Civilizing processes --
"American civilization" --
"Fellow Americans" and outsiders --
American manners under scrutiny --
American aristocracies --
The market society --
Violence and aggressiveness --
And wilderness is paradise enow : from settlements to independence --
But westward, look, the land is bright : from frontier to empire --
Integration struggles --
The curse of the American dream --
Involvement, detachment and American religiosity --
America and humanity as a whole.
Responsibility: Stephen Mennell.

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Since 9/11, the American government has presumed to speak and act in the name of 'civilization'. But isthat how the rest of the world sees it? And if not, why not? Stephen Mennell leads up to  Read more...

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