Rethinking America: the imperial homeland in the 21st century

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Paradigm Publishers, Apr 30, 2009 - History - 324 pages
How has domestic life been reorganized to accommodate the new U.S. imperial ambitions? What are the consequences of empire for the people living here 'at home'? This new collection of essays answers these questions by exploring the cultural, political, and economic shifts that are now under way in the United States. Encouraging a radical rethinking of what the country is today, Rethinking Americahighlights the connection of U.S. imperial strategies to the production of insecurity, uncertainty, and deepening inequality at home. It also explores the instabilities and contradictions of the new imperialism from the unique vantage point of the newly emerging U.S. 'homeland.' Composed of work from leading figures in the field of U.S. ethnography, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the changes taking place in the United States in the early years of the twenty-first century.

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