Americanism in the Twenty-First Century: Public Opinion in the Age of Immigration (BOK)
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This book explores public opinion about being and becoming American, and its implications for contemporary immigration debates. It focuses on the causes and consequences of two aspects of American identity: how people define being American and whether people think of themselves primarily as American rather than as members of a panethnic or national origin group. Importantly, the book evaluates the claim - made by scholars and pundits alike - that all Americans should prioritize their American identity instead of an ethnic or national origin identity. It finds that national identity within American democracy can be a blessing or a curse. It can enhance participation, trust, and obligation. But it can be a curse when perceptions of deviation lead to threat and resentment. It can also be a curse for minorities who are attached to their American identity but also perceive discrimination.
|Utgitt||2010||Forfatter||Deborah Jill Schildkraut|
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||280||Dimensjoner||15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,5cm|
|Vekt||400 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Migration, immigration & emigration, Politics & government, Ethnic studies|