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Reconstructing America The Symbol of America in Modern Thought

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ISBN-10: 0300084536

ISBN-13: 9780300084535

Edition: 2000

Authors: James W. Ceaser

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For many, America has become the primary symbol of all that is grotesque, deadening and oppressive. The image of a degenerate America, constructed by European intellectuals, has gradually been accepted within the United States.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
America as Degeneracy
American Responses to the Degeneracy Thesis
America in the Mirror of France: The Two Revolutions
America as a Racial Symbol: The "New History" of Arthur de Gobineau
From Ethnology to Multiculturalism
Racialism Versus Political Science: The Tocqueville-Gobineau Exchange
From America to Americanization: Images of America in German Thought
Katastrophenhaft: Martin Heidegger's America
America as the End of History
America as Postmodern
Conclusion
Notes
Index