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Being America Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World

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ISBN-10: 0375413073

ISBN-13: 9780375413070

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jedediah Purdy

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With the publication of his first book, For Common Things, Jedediah Purdy “stormed the capital . . . with an unfashionably passionate attack on the dangers of modern passionlessness” and established himself as a social critic “eloquent beyond his years” (Time). In his new book, Being America, Purdy applies his “fresh and vibrant voice” (Kirkus Reviews) to exploring how America is perceived, emulated, and judged in a rapidly changing world. His journeys in Asia, Africa, and around the States illuminate the impact that America’s foreign policy and consumer culture leave on ordinary people. Purdy meets Westernized Egyptian party girls who consider Osama bin Laden a hero; an environmental…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144

Geoffrey L. Buckley is an associate professor in the department of geography and the Program in Environmental Studies at Ohio University. He is the author ofExtracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidation Coal Company, 1910ndash;1945andAmericarsquo;s Conservation Impulse: Saving Trees in the Old Line State. Michele Morrone is an associate professor of environmental health sciences and director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University. Her publications includeSound Science, Junk Policy: Environmental Health and the Decisionmaking ProcessandPoisons on Our Plates: The Real Food Safety Problem in the United States. 

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