Americanism in the Twenty-First Century: Public Opinion in the Age of Immigration (BOK)

Deborah Jill Schildkraut

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Deborah Jill Schildkraut
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521145244
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