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The Resource Americanism in the twenty-first century : public opinion in the age of immigration, Deborah J. Schildkraut

Americanism in the twenty-first century : public opinion in the age of immigration, Deborah J. Schildkraut

Label
Americanism in the twenty-first century : public opinion in the age of immigration
Title
Americanism in the twenty-first century
Title remainder
public opinion in the age of immigration
Statement of responsibility
Deborah J. Schildkraut
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. The notion of American identity is a predisposition that the government has good reason to cultivate, but also good reason to approach with caution"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
B.S35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Americanism in the twenty-first century : public opinion in the age of immigration, Deborah J. Schildkraut
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The 21st century Americanism survey; 3. Defining American identity in the 21st century; 4. Policy implications of multidimensional Americanism; 5. The myths and realities of identity prioritization; 6. Does 'becoming American' create a 'better' American?; 7. Immigrant resentment: when the work ethic backfires; 8. The politics of American identity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 269 p.
Isbn
9780521191753
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010025203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn607985759
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279231
Label
Americanism in the twenty-first century : public opinion in the age of immigration, Deborah J. Schildkraut
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The 21st century Americanism survey; 3. Defining American identity in the 21st century; 4. Policy implications of multidimensional Americanism; 5. The myths and realities of identity prioritization; 6. Does 'becoming American' create a 'better' American?; 7. Immigrant resentment: when the work ethic backfires; 8. The politics of American identity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 269 p.
Isbn
9780521191753
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010025203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn607985759
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279231

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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