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The concept that American ancient improvement isn't like that of alternative countries is an outdated one, but it exhibits no signal of wasting its emotive energy. 'Exceptionalism' maintains to excite, beguile, and frustrate scholars of the yankee prior. The essays during this quantity discover the ways that the method of sophistication formation within the usa could be stated to be unique. Focusing upon the effect of liberal political inspiration, race and immigration, and the position of the war-time kingdom, they problem particularist and nation-centred modes of clarification. evaluating American ancient improvement with Italian, South African, and Australian examples, the essays reinvigorate a drained debate.
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Why is exceptionalism the burden of so many books such as this one in the past few years? Why is it the subject of such a profusion of forums, anthologies, articles, and addresses in the same brief span? One well-known notion of cultural development proposes that we see things that are central to the culture only as they cease to be central. Like the lush roses of late summer, they come to their fullest bloom as they fade and die. On that logic, the extensive attention that so many scholars are now giving to exceptionalism intimates that it is losing its command of the culture.
Bell, 'End of Exceptionalism', 223. , 56-7 . The Dodo and the Phoenix 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 33 Bell. 'The "Hegelian Secret.. •• 48. 50-1. 56-7. Bell. 'The "Hegelian Secret.. •• 48; Bell. 'End of Exceptionalism' • 211; Bell. 'The "Hegelian Secret' ... 56-7. Such conceptual carelessness and substantive meandering go back still further; see Daniel Bell. The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties (rev. • New York. 1962). 13.
American Exceptionalism?: US Working-Class Formation in an International Context by Rick Halpern