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Challenges of diversity : essays on America

Author: Werner Sollors
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]
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"What unites and what divides Americans as a nation? Who are we, and can we strike a balance between an emphasis on our divergent ethnic origins and what we have in common? Opening with a survey of American literature through the vantage point of ethnicity, Werner Sollors examines our evolving understanding of ourselves as an Anglo-American nation to a multicultural one and the key role writing has played in that  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sollors, Werner.
Challenges of diversity.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017016372
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Sollors
ISBN: 9780813589350 0813589355 9780813589343 0813589347
OCLC Number: 1000298049
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 215 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Challenges of Diversity --
Introduction --
1. Literature and Ethnicity --
2. National Identity and Ethnic Diversity --
3. Dedicated to a Proposition --
4. A Critique of Pure Pluralism --
5. The Multiculturalism Debate as Cultural Text --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index
Responsibility: Werner Sollors.
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