Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity

ISBN-10: 0684870533

ISBN-13: 9780684870533

Edition: 2004

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 5/18/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Samuel P. Huntington was Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University, and the author of Political Order in Changing Societies.

Forewordp. xv
The issues of Identity
The Crisis of National Identityp. 3
Salience: Are the Flags Still There?p. 3
Substance: Who Are We?p. 8
The Global Identity Crisisp. 12
Prospects for American Identityp. 17
Identities: National and Otherp. 21
The Concept of Identityp. 21
Others and Enemiesp. 24
Sources of Identityp. 27
The False Dichotomyp. 28
American Identity
Components of American Identityp. 37
Change, Continuity, and Partial Truthsp. 37
Settlers Before Immigrantsp. 38
More Than the Creedp. 46
"No Attachment to Place"p. 49
Race and Ethnicityp. 53
Anglo-Protestant Culturep. 59
The Cultural Corep. 59
"The Dissidence of Dissent"p. 62
The American Creedp. 66
Individualism and the Work Ethicp. 69
Moralism and the Reform Ethicp. 75
Religion and Christianityp. 81
God, the Cross, and Americap. 81
A Religious Peoplep. 83
Protestant America and Catholicismp. 92
A Christian Peoplep. 98
Civil Religionp. 103
Emergence, Triumph, Erosionp. 107
The Fragility of Nationsp. 107
Creating an American Identityp. 109
National vs. Other Identitiesp. 113
Nation and Patriotism Triumphantp. 119
Fading Nationalismp. 137
Challenges to American Identity
Deconstructing America: The Rise of Subnational Identitiesp. 141
The Deconstructionist Movementp. 141
The Challenge to the Creedp. 146
The Challenge to Englishp. 158
The Challenge to the Core Culturep. 171
Assimilation: Converts, Ampersands, and the Erosion of Citizenshipp. 178
Immigration With or Without Assimilationp. 178
Assimilation: Still a Success?p. 182
Sources of Assimilationp. 184
The Immigrantsp. 185
The Immigration Processp. 192
American Society: Americanization Is Un-Americanp. 199
Ampersands and Dual Citizenshipp. 204
Citizens and Noncitizensp. 214
Alternatives to Americanizationp. 220
Mexican Immigration and Hispanizationp. 221
The Mexican/Hispanic Challengep. 221
Why Mexican Immigration Differsp. 222
How Mexican Assimilation Lagsp. 230
Individual Assimilation and Enclave Consolidationp. 244
The Hispanization of Miamip. 247
The Hispanization of the Southwestp. 251
Merging America with the Worldp. 257
The Changing Environmentp. 257
The Search for an Enemyp. 258
Dead Souls: The Denationalization of Elitesp. 264
The Patriotic Publicp. 273
Diasporas, Foreign Governments, and American Politicsp. 276
Renewing American Identity
Fault Lines Old and Newp. 295
The Shaping Trendsp. 295
The Ending of Ethnicityp. 296
Race: Constant, Blurring, Fadingp. 303
White Nativismp. 309
Bifurcation: Two Languages and Two Cultures?p. 316
Unrepresentative Democracy: Elites vs. the Publicp. 324
Twenty-first Century America: Vulnerability, Religion, and National Identityp. 336
The Creed in an Age of Vulnerabilityp. 336
Americans Turn to Religionp. 340
The Global Resurgence of Religionp. 355
Militant Islam vs. Americap. 357
America in the World: Cosmopolitan, Imperial, and/or National?p. 362
Notesp. 367
Indexp. 411
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