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American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Martin Halliwell and Catherine Morley


This volume considers the changing patterns of American thought and culture in its transition into the early twenty-first century. One of the questions this book tackles is whether the twenty-first century will prove to be ‘the next American century’, or one in which challenges to the structure of nation-states will radically transform the status, prestige and global role of the United States. The study is stimulated by two perceived turning points in American life: the political swing back towards the right represented by the election of George W. Bush in November 2000 and the attacks of 11 S ... More

Keywords: Contemporary United States, US Politics, American Social Thought, American Culture, Nationhood, Globalization, Ideology

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748626014
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Halliwell, editor

Catherine Morley, editor

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