An Unfamiliar America

The first one, titled “Facing and Adapting to an Unfamiliar America,” offers fresh approaches to American history in terms of gender and ethnicity from the ...

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Author: Ari Helo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000218336

Category: History

Page: 264

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This collection focuses on conceptions of the unfamiliar from the viewpoint of mainstream American history: aliens, immigrants, ethnic groups, and previously unencountered ideas and ideologies in Trumpian America. The book suggests bringing historical thinking back to the center of American Studies, given that it has been recently challenged by the influential memory studies boom. As much as identity-building appears to be the central concern for much of the current practice in American history writing, it is worth keeping in mind that historical truth may not always directly contribute to one's identity-building. The researcher’s constant quest for truth does not equate to already possessing it. History changes all the time, because it consists of our constant reinterpretation of the past. It is only the past that does not change. This collection aims at keeping these two apart, while scrutinizing a variety of contested topics in American history, from xenophobic attitudes toward eighteenth-century university professors, Apache masculinity, Ku Klux Klan, Tom Waits's lyrics, and the politics of the Trump era.

An Unfamiliar America

This collection focuses on conceptions of the unfamiliar from the viewpoint of mainstream American history: aliens, immigrants, ethnic groups, and previously unencountered ideas and ideologies in Trumpian America.

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Author: Ari Helo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000218312

Category: History

Page: 264

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This collection focuses on conceptions of the unfamiliar from the viewpoint of mainstream American history: aliens, immigrants, ethnic groups, and previously unencountered ideas and ideologies in Trumpian America. The book suggests bringing historical thinking back to the center of American Studies, given that it has been recently challenged by the influential memory studies boom. As much as identity-building appears to be the central concern for much of the current practice in American history writing, it is worth keeping in mind that historical truth may not always directly contribute to one's identity-building. The researcher’s constant quest for truth does not equate to already possessing it. History changes all the time, because it consists of our constant reinterpretation of the past. It is only the past that does not change. This collection aims at keeping these two apart, while scrutinizing a variety of contested topics in American history, from xenophobic attitudes toward eighteenth-century university professors, Apache masculinity, Ku Klux Klan, Tom Waits's lyrics, and the politics of the Trump era.

The Unfamiliar Abode

For an analysis of U.S. public opinion on Muslims and public safety in America, see Kathleen M. Moore and Stephen R. Pelletier, “Weaving New Fabric: The ...

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Author: Kathleen M. Moore

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195387810

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Introduction -- Muslims in the United States: pluralism under -- Exceptional circumstances -- Jurisprudence as mirror -- The Qurʼan and American politics -- Britain's shariacracy -- Si(gh)ting Muslim women on the U.S. legal landscape -- The unfamiliar abode.

Encounters with Iris Murdoch

Early American associations reflect the darkness which pervades Murdoch ' s Gothic period ; an unfamiliar America hosts disfigured , violent forces .

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Author: Richard Todd

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014164498

Category: Women and literature

Page: 116

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Suriname a New Nation in South America

... of the Asian and American continents would produce a new and unfamiliar stream , so are the children of the Creole - Asiatic families an unfamiliar and ...

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Author: Albert Helman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040620994

Category: Dutch Guiana

Page: 166

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American Photographs in Europe

His study of an American self - service restaurant - " Non - Stop Dining ... unfamiliar sociological fact about America in an amusing and entertaining ...

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Author: David E. Nye

Publisher: Vu University Press Amsterdam

ISBN: UOM:39015034386154

Category: Photography

Page: 281

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This collection of essays explores how American photographs entered European culture. From the 1840s on, photographs contributed to stereotypes of the United States, interpreting American events and characteristic landscapes. This was a complex process, in which Europeans were intimately involved, both as photographers and as disseminators of American images. Photographs were always inflected during the process of cultural transmission. They were cropped, captioned, and positioned within new frames of reference. For example, New Deal photographs received an entirely new set of meanings in Nazi Germany. Likewise, in the contexts of world's fairs, mass distribution magazines, art exhibitions, advertising and immigration, American images played a central role in defining what was considered distinctive about the United States. This path-breaking work charts the contours of this area of intercultural communication for the first time and is arranged as a series of case studies within a chronological and theoretical framework provided by the editors.

Familiar Faces in Unfamiliar Places

En Route to America The refugees took two different routes to reach America. Depending on the availability of ocean liners, some came by way of the Atlantic ...

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Author: Dr. Arianne Ishaya

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453567461

Category: History

Page: 283

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This book traces the ups and downs in the regional history of California with particular focus on the Assyrian Immigrants who settled the area of Turlock-Modesto back in 1911. It tells the story of a people who dared to leave the familiar behind and embrace the unknown. Together with other early non-Assyrian pioneers, they developed the area from sand dunes to a town of vineyards and orchards. It is the story of ordinary people with extraordinary experiences. The detailed family histories take the reader to the world at large from where the members of this dispersed refugee nation have come together to form the Turlock-Modesto colony in the heartland of California. It contains poignant accounts of a people who started out with modest beginnings; but whether they came as penniless hopefuls in search of farmland, or traumatized refugees from the Middle East, they worked hard and were able to establish themselves as a stable and even well-to-do part of the Turlock-Modesto community. Changes in the history of this immigrant enclave are traced in the context of the economic and political upheavals in the Middle East where the refugees came from as well as the economic boom and bust cycles in the central California valley. This book records the mutual interaction between the region and its inhabitants. The town shaped the structure of the community as a whole as much as the community shaped the character of the town.

The Italian in America

The choice was not between becoming wholly American or remaining wholly foreign , but between getting to know the unfamiliar American customs through ...

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Author: Lawrence Pisani

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005507739

Category: Italian Americans

Page: 293

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Journey to America

Patrick looked down at his money , and determined which of the unfamiliar American coins were pennies . He gave two of these to Henry .

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Author: Clare Pastore

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425187357

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Follows teenager Fiona McGilray as she and her family leave Ireland during the time of the Potato Famine and travel to their new home in Boston.

Chinese America History and Perspectives 1987

Pau Lin is besieged in an unfamiliar American environment. Little Yen, her six-year-old son who is born in China and who has come to America with her, ...

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Publisher: Chinese Historical Society

ISBN:

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Abroad in America

My character was different and unfamiliar to the American , and even unfamiliar to myself . But with the clothes on I felt he was a reality , a living ...

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Author: Robert Blow

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034385901

Category: Egyesült Államok

Page: 348

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Love in Unfamiliar Places

Redsted was an agent for the Danish - America line , and as such he had a free third - class pass on the American railways . It was not transferable , so he ...

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Author: Peter Tutein

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B482129

Category:

Page: 191

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Brand America

Congressman Henry Hyde America is not just a country , it is also a brand . ... America today finds itself in an unfamiliar situation .

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Author: Simon Anholt

Publisher: Cyan Communications

ISBN: UOM:39015062887909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This title presents the fascinating story of how the USA became the greatest and most powerful brand of all.

American Book Publishing Record

Mollusks - - North America . 2 . ... Describes the characteristics and habits of many familiar and unfamiliar American insects . Ages 7 - 9 .

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000694684D

Category: American literature

Page:

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The Edge of an Unfamiliar World a History of Oceanography

... and Frank Manheim at the U.S. Geological Survey, Roland Wigley at the National Marine ... in Nineetenth-Century America 2 8 THE EDGE OF AX UNFAMILIAR WORLD.

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Author: Susan Schlee

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015001558702

Category: Oceanography

Page: 398

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Symbiosis

America , he warns , is faced with a ' gigantic sea of Foreign ... Park James reveals his reaction to an unfamiliar America daily the destination for Horace ...

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ISBN: IND:30000093081226

Category: American literature

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The American Archivist

... meaning, and use of one type of documentary record in an unfamiliar context. It also reminds us of the potential for creating new knowledge, ...

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Author: Society of American Archivist

Publisher:

ISBN: 03609081

Category:

Page:

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Crisis

Former Washington Post reporter Roberto Suro wrote in Strangers Among Us : How ... mostly from Mexico , encounter not only an unfamiliar American culture ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078399725

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A journal of lay Catholic opinion.

Exploring Transculturalism

He emphasizes the importance of listening to the unfamiliar sounds and cadences of American speech and being willing to incorporate these into his poems: ...

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Author: Wolfgang Berg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783531924403

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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1. 2 Culture and Identity in a Postmodern World Michel Foucault’s statement that: “The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity; we are in the epoch of juxtaposition” (M. Foucault 1986: 22) heralded a new approach to identity in the contemporary world by suggesting that one’s identity is formed not as a result of the cultural and national values and history one has inherited, but rather as a result of the different spaces through which one travels. In other words, one’s identity is no longer perceived as an inherited construct but rather as something flexible that changes as one moves through the more fluid spaces of the contemporary, globalized world and internalizes a mixture of the different cultures and ideas that one encounters. The idealized contemporary traveller will thus effortlessly cross national and cultural borders and negotiate a constantly changing and flexible identity for himself. Andy Bennett argues that it is no longer even possible to conceive of identity as a static entity, forged from a communal history and value system, because all of the traditional certainties on which identity formation were based in the past have been fatally undermined by a postmodernist flux and fluidity: “Once clearly demarcated by relatively static and ethnically homogenous communities, the ‘spaces’ and ‘places’ of everyday life are now highly pluralistic and contested, and are constantly being defined and redefined through processes of relocation and cultural hybridisation” (A.

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

to review familiar American writers and trends from an unfamiliar perspective as he traces the historically biased approach of Americans in their dealings ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052819896

Category: Islam

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