Global America

Global America Author Nathan Sznaider
ISBN-10 9781781386668
Year 2004-03-01
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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This volume explores the phenomenon of Americanization and its worldwide impact, and the cultural consequences of globalization. Following an introductory overview, three chapters deal with theoretical perspectives on cosmopolitanism, Americanization, globalization, culture, modernity and immediacy. Case studies follow on France, Japan and China, and there are six chapters on transnational processes as they affect culture and society. An epilogue reflects on definitions of Americanization and anti-Americanism, and their consequences for the world.

Global America

Global America Author John Manzella
ISBN-10 0926566016
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher
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John Manzella, recognized author, speaker and global business consultant, shares his inside perspective on the complex challenges that face America in the domestic and global arena. Get a glimpse of which events cause powerful chain reactions and how they will ultimately impact and shape our future, including new destructive technologies, the rise of China, worsening skills deficit, economic volatility, manufacturing trends, U.S. energy revolution, dysfunctional governments, and the poisoning of America's "Secret Sauce." This book will help you connect the dots between today's economic trends and resulting challenges in a very easy-to-understand, straightforward and relatable format. Offering key strategies to boost competitiveness, Global America is an essential guide for business professionals, stock investors, journalists, educators, and students and their parents.

Global America

Global America Author David Mosler
ISBN-10 0275966623
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Praeger Publishers
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The United States is the most powerful political agency in the world, supported by the strongest economy, largest educated population, and the most lethal military machine. But it supports the ideals of liberalism and is using its power to try to create a liberal world order. No other state can presently resist this process. Nonetheless, the very libertarian nature of the emerging order--with powerful independent corporations and particularistic nationalisms and cultures--may be beyond the capacity of any single state to manage--even the United States.

Visions of global America and the future of critical reading

Visions of global America and the future of critical reading Author Daniel T. O'Hara
ISBN-10 0814211046
Year 2009-10-30
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Ohio State Univ Pr
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The forces of globalization have transformed literary studies in America, and not for the better. The detailed critical reading of artistic texts has been replaced by newly minted catchphrases describing widely divergent snippets and anecdotes—deemed mere documents—regardless of the critic’s expertise in the appropriate languages and cultures. Visions of Global America and the Future of Critical Reading by Daniel T. O’Hara traces the origin of this global approach to Emerson. But it also demonstrates another, tragic tradition of vision from Henry James that counters the Emersonian global imagination with the hard realities of being human. Building on this tradition, on Lacan’s insights into the Real, and on Badiou’s original theory of truth, O’Hara points to how we can, and should, reground literary study in critical reading. In Emerson’s classic essay “Experience” (1844), America appears in and as a symptom of the critic’s self-making that sacrifices the power of love to this visionary project—a literary version of the American self-made man. O’Hara rescues critical reading using James’s late work, especially The Golden Bowl (1904), and builds on this vision with examinations of texts by St. Paul, Emerson, Wallace Stevens, James Purdy, John Cheever, James Baldwin, John Ashbery, and others.

Empire Burlesque

Empire Burlesque Author Daniel T. O'Hara
ISBN-10 9780822384663
Year 2003-03-19
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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Empire Burlesque traces the emergence of the contemporary global context within which American critical identity is formed. Daniel T. O’Hara argues that globalization has had a markedly negative impact on American cultural criticism, circumscribing both its material and imaginative potential, reducing much of it to absurdity. By highlighting the spectacle of its own self-parody, O’Hara aims to shock U.S. cultural criticism back into a sense of ethical responsibility. Empire Burlesque presents several interrelated analyses through readings of a range of writers and cultural figures including Henry James, Freud, Said, De Man, Derrida, and Cordwainer Smith (an academic, spy, and classic 1950s and 1960s science fiction writer). It describes the debilitating effects of globalization on the university in general and the field of literary studies in particular, it critiques literary studies’ embrace of globalization theory in the name of a blind and vacant modernization, and it meditates on the ways critical reading and writing can facilitate an imaginative alternative to institutionalized practices of modernization. Drawing on Lacanian psychoanalytical theory, it diagnoses contemporary American Studies as typically driven by the mindless abjection and transference of professional identities. A provocative commentary on contemporary cultural criticism, Empire Burlesque will inform debates on the American university across the humanities, particularly among those in literary criticism, cultural studies, and American studies.

Global America 1915 2000

Global America  1915 2000 Author D. W. Meinig
ISBN-10 0300115288
Year 2006-09-01
Pages 467
Language en
Publisher
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This landmark book, the concluding volume in a magisterial series, presents the story of America’s interwoven history and geography from 1915 to 2000. Discussing such developments as the automotive, neotechnic, and communications revolutions, the world wars, urban migration, and regionalism, D.W. Meinig offers unprecedented insights into the reshaping of the United States. "Meinig at his best: he presents a masterly synthesis of the cultural complexity of America, a compelling account of the dramatic but immensely complicated restructuring of its human geography during the twentieth century."—Graeme Wynn, Journal of Historical Geography "This work will shape the way many people view the United States for a long time to come. Essential."—Choice "This splendid work concludes the most ambitious writing project of any American geographer, ever. Global America meets and even exceeds the high standards set by the previous three volumes."—John C. Hudson, Northwestern University

America s Global Responsibility

America s Global Responsibility Author J. Ben-Ahron
ISBN-10 1584200189
Year 2004-01
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher SteinerBooks
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In a summary of present day social and economic conditions, Beh-Aharon points out the dire consequences of America ignoring its obligations as set forth in the Declaration of Independence. He goes on to explain how the destructive effects of globalisation can be stopped, and progressive social structures introduced.Using a concept developed by Rudolf Steiner -- the actualization of the individual -- he explains how the world arrived at its current state and how an understanding of America's role in the globalisation process will help achieve cultural and spiritual freedom, political equality and economic cooperation in the world.

Global Latin America

Global Latin America Author Matthew C. Gutmann
ISBN-10 9780520277724
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"Latin America has a unique historical and cultural context, is home to emerging global powers such as Brazil and Mexico, and is tied to world regions including China, India, and Africa. Global Latin America considers this regional interconnectedness and examines its meaning and impact in a global world. Its innovative essays, interviews, and stories highlight the insights of public intellectuals, political leaders, artists, academics, and activists, thereby allowing students to gain an appreciation of the diversity and global relevance of Latin America in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.

America for Sale

America for Sale Author Jerome R. Corsi
ISBN-10 1439166870
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A RESOUNDING CALL TO DEFEND AMERICA'S SOVEREIGNTY AND SAVE OUR NATION FROM GLOBAL ECONOMIC TAKEOVER -- FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE OBAMA NATION AND THE LATE GREAT USA Between President George W. Bush's "new world order" and the unprecedented governmental growth and massive redistribution of wealth under President Barack Obama, the United States risks losing the greatest middle class ever created in the history of the world. In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Jerome R. Corsi blows the whistle on a movement to undercut the fundamental principles of limited government that our Founding Fathers fought for and died for trying to establish. As policy-makers manipulate the economic panic of our times to advance a globalist agenda that threatens American sovereignty, we must protect our independent and self-governing nation and preserve the decades of economic power and military strength we have enjoyed since the end of World War II . In America for Sale, Corsi explains the globalists' plan to put America on the chopping block. While the radical Left promotes socialism and the radical Right champions unbridled free trade, valuable jobs are being outsourced, our national borders erased, and our dollar destroyed before our very eyes. Foreign investors are buying up U.S. assets, from financial-services firms to public infrastructure such as highways. We are on our way to a European Union-type North American common market and a one-world government. With constructive solutions for resisting the global New Deal, reversing our dependence on foreign oil, and strengthening our middle class, Corsi shares important and practical strategies to help American families survive an imminent economic depression. The United States can be a major player in the world economy without sacrificing our sovereignty, the strength of our national domestic economy, or the dollar. America is for sale -- unless taxpayers stand up and say "NO!" to the globalist political agenda that threatens our great nation's freedom.

Germs Go Global

Germs Go Global Author Margaret A. Hamburg
ISBN-10 9781437915976
Year 2009-11
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher DIANE Publishing
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Despite remarkable breakthroughs in medical research and advancements in immunization and treatments during the 20th cent., infectious diseases (ID) are undergoing a global resurgence that threaten everyone¿s health. Intelligence analysts argue that ¿newly emerging and re-emerging ID will pose a global health threat and will complicate U.S. and global security over the next 20 years.¿ This report examines what is known about a range of emerging ID and why they are potential threats to Amer. It also reviews the tools -- surveillance, diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics -- that exist or are in development and explores gov¿t. incentives for enhancing them. Recommends increased action to protect the nation from deadly and debilitating ID. Illus.

Global Energy Innovation

Global Energy Innovation Author Woodrow W. Clark II
ISBN-10 9780313397219
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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The world is entering the Third Industrial Revolution, an era of remarkable progress in science and technology that will require a global shift away from reliance on fossil-fuel and carbon-based energy. This book explains how America can lead the effort to reverse global warming and become the world leader in global energy innovation.

America Abroad

America Abroad Author Stephen G. Brooks
ISBN-10 9780190464257
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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A decade of exhausting wars, punishing economic setbacks, fast-rising rivals and unrealized global aspirations has called America's global role into question as never before. Will the US long continue to be the only superpower in the international system? Should it sustain the world-shaping grand strategy it's followed since the dawn of the Cold War? While opinions on answers to these questions are common, answers grounded in scholarship are hard to find given the lack of data and theory relevant to the 21st century. In America Abroad, Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth, two of the nation's leading international relations scholars, fill this gap with a bracing assessment of contemporary America's shifting global role. They show that United States' position as a peerless superpower will be secure long into the future, and turn to the most pressing grand strategic question of the day: How would America's interests fare if the United States decided to disengage from the world? Their answer runs counter to a rising chorus of calls from many academics and policy makers for US the "come home": retrenchment would put core US security and economic interests at risk. America Abroad is not, however, an unalloyed endorsement for the foreign policy status quo. By providing a new way to think about the United States' position in the world, Brooks and Wohlforth move beyond the unrealistic dichotomies that characterize much of the contemporary debate. Although rise of China will not soon end America's career as the sole superpower, it is a significant shift that alters the strategic landscape and demands adjustments. The authors develop a distinct position in the evolving debate on US foreign policy, now torn between calls for a more expansive style of global leadership that seeks to remake the world in America's image and demands for it to retrench and leave the world's troubles behind. Their findings support America remaining globally engaged but focusing on three objectives that have been at the core of US foreign policy since the Cold War's dawn: reducing great power rivalry and security competition in Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East; fostering economic globalization; and sustaining institutionalized cooperation that advances America's interests. Combining insightful analysis and accessible prose, America Abroad will force us to rethink our assumptions about the nature and utility of US power in the global arena.

Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents Author Reed Ueda
ISBN-10 0199757445
Year 2015-01-02
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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"This book provides an original perspective on American immigration that transcends the standard compartmentalization of American immigration into separate Atlantic-European and Pacific-Asian spheres and narratives that has blocked a fuller view of inter-regionalism and globalism. In contrast, this volume reveals modern migration to the U.S. as a bridge connecting the multiple peoples of the Atlantic and Pacific regions. It focuses on cross-cultural change and mutual adaptation between European and Asian immigrants, an innovative process that produced global diversity and multicultural convergence"--Provided by publisher.

The Global Republic

The Global Republic Author Frank Ninkovich
ISBN-10 9780226164731
Year 2014-09-23
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Frank Ninkovich s revisionist history of America s relation to the world debunks American exceptionalism once and for all by showing how America s role in the world has been driven less by its ideals than by its fears. What makes the United States special in the global arena is not its economic dominance, its aggressive foreign policy, or its influence over international institutions. Rather, the United States has become distinctive through its deep-seated and long-standing engagement with the forces of globalizationas well as the threats that they represent or embody. The United States has been exceptionally aware of globalizing forces because it has come to have the most to lose on their account. This magisterial overview of the real history of America s role in the world will demystify, clarify, and -- depending on your politics -- enrage."