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By Edmund Fong

In modern American political tradition, claims of yank exceptionalism and anxieties over its customers have resurged as an overarching subject matter in nationwide political discourse. but by no means very faraway from such debates lie animating fears linked to race. Fears in regards to the lack of nationwide solidarity and belief usually draw cognizance to looming adjustments within the racial demographics of the physique politic. misplaced amid those debates are usually the extra advanced legacies of racial hybridity. Anxieties over the disintegration of the material of yankee nationwide identification likewise disregard not only how they echo prior fears of subversive racial and cultural distinction, but additionally exorcise to boot the altering nature of labor and social interplay.

Edmund Fong’s ebook examines the increase and resurgence of up to date different types of American exceptionalism as they've got emerged out of contentious debates over cultural pluralism and multicultural range long ago 20 years. For a quick time, critical concerns of the strength of multiculturalism entered right into a number of philosophical and coverage debates. yet within the American context, those debates usually ended in a reaffirmation of a few variation of yank exceptionalism with the ensuing exorcism of race in the avowed norms and coverage objectives of yankee politics. Fong explores how this "multicultural exorcism" revitalizing American exceptionalism isn't easily a unique characteristic of our modern political second, yet is as an alternative a recurrent dynamic around the heritage of yank political discourse.

By situating modern discourse on cultural pluralism in the better body of yank background, this ebook yields perception into the creation of hegemonic different types of American exceptionalism and the way race maintains to hang-out the contours of yankee nationwide identity.

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