By Edmund Fong
In modern American political tradition, claims of yankee exceptionalism and anxieties over its clients have resurged as an overarching subject matter in nationwide political discourse. but by no means very faraway from such debates lie animating fears linked to race. Fears in regards to the lack of nationwide cohesion and belief usually draw cognizance to looming alterations within the racial demographics of the physique politic. misplaced amid those debates are usually the extra advanced legacies of racial hybridity. Anxieties over the disintegration of the material of yankee nationwide identification likewise overlook not only how they echo prior fears of subversive racial and cultural distinction, but in addition exorcise in addition the altering nature of labor and social interplay.
Edmund Fong’s ebook examines the increase and resurgence of up to date kinds of American exceptionalism as they've got emerged out of contentious debates over cultural pluralism and multicultural range long ago twenty years. For a quick time, severe issues of the strength of multiculturalism entered right into a number of philosophical and coverage debates. yet within the American context, those debates usually ended in a reaffirmation of a few version of yank exceptionalism with the resultant exorcism of race in the avowed norms and coverage objectives of yank politics. Fong explores how this "multicultural exorcism" revitalizing American exceptionalism isn't easily a singular characteristic of our modern political second, yet is as a substitute a recurrent dynamic around the background of yank political discourse.
By situating modern discourse on cultural pluralism in the greater body of yankee historical past, this ebook yields perception into the construction of hegemonic varieties of American exceptionalism and the way race maintains to hang-out the contours of yank nationwide identity.
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