The Resource Exceptional America : what divides Americans from the world and from each other, Mugambi Jouet

Exceptional America : what divides Americans from the world and from each other, Mugambi Jouet

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Exceptional America : what divides Americans from the world and from each other
Title
Exceptional America
Title remainder
what divides Americans from the world and from each other
Statement of responsibility
Mugambi Jouet
Title variation
What divides Americans from the world and from each other
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why does a country built on the concept of liberty have the highest incarceration rate in the world? How could the first Western nation to elect a person of color as its leader suffer from institutional racism? How does Christian fundamentalism coexist with gay marriage in the American imagination? In essence, what makes the United States exceptional? In this provocative exploration of American exceptionalism, Mugambi Jouet explores why Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues--including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, abortion, gay rights, gun control, mass incarceration, and war. Drawing inspiration from Alexis de Tocqueville, Jouet, raised in Paris by a French mother and a Kenyan father, wields his multicultural sensibility to parse the ways in which the intense polarization of U.S. conservatives and liberals has become a key dimension of American exceptionalism--an idea widely misunderstood to mean American superiority. Instead, Jouet contends that exceptionalism, once a source of strength, may now spell decline, as unique features of U.S. history, politics, law, culture, religion, and race relations foster grave conflicts and injustices. This book offers a brilliant dissection of the American soul, in all of its outsize, clashing, and striking manifestations"--Provided by publisher
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CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jouet, Mugambi
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.J68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Exceptionalism
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Exceptional America : what divides Americans from the world and from each other, Mugambi Jouet
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One nation, divisible -- From the American Enlightenment to anti-intellectualism -- The exceptional influence of Christian fundamentalism -- The culture wars of faith, sex, and gender -- Between democracy and plutocracy -- Millions standing against their own economic interest -- Mass incarceration, executions, and gun violence in "the land of the free" -- America and the world
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780520293298
Lccn
2016046909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961266515
  • 1594019
  • (OCoLC)ocn961266515
  • 1594019
Label
Exceptional America : what divides Americans from the world and from each other, Mugambi Jouet
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One nation, divisible -- From the American Enlightenment to anti-intellectualism -- The exceptional influence of Christian fundamentalism -- The culture wars of faith, sex, and gender -- Between democracy and plutocracy -- Millions standing against their own economic interest -- Mass incarceration, executions, and gun violence in "the land of the free" -- America and the world
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780520293298
Lccn
2016046909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961266515
  • 1594019
  • (OCoLC)ocn961266515
  • 1594019

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