ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Social Science / Social Classes

Elsewhere in America: The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture

| £37.45 | €42.12 | Ca$60.76 | Au$59.97
by David Trend
What is this?EPUB by download  |  $44.95
What is this?PDF by download  |  $44.95
add to wish list
Elsewhere in America: The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture by David Trend

Americans think of their country as a welcoming place where everyone has equal opportunity. Yet historical baggage and anxious times can restrain these possibilities. Newcomers often find that civic belonging comes with strings attached--riddled with limitations or legally punitive rites of passage. For those already here, new challenges to civic belonging emerge on the basis of belief, behavior, or heritage. This book uses the term "elsewhere" in describing conditions that exile so many citizens to "some other place" through prejudice, competition, or discordant belief. Yet, in another way, "elsewhere" evokes an undefined "not yet" ripe with potential. In the face of America's daunting challenges, can "elsewhere" point to optimism, hope, and common purpose?

Through 12 detailed chapters, the book applies critical theory in the humanities and social sciences to examine recurring crises of social inclusion in the U.S.?After two centuries of incremental "progress" in securing human dignity, today the U.S. finds itself torn by new conflicts over reproductive rights, immigration, health care, religious extremism, sexual orientation, mental illness, and fear of terrorists. Is there a way of explaining this recurring tendency of Americans to turn against each other? Elsewhere in America engages these questions, charting the ever-changing faces of difference (manifest in contested landscapes of sex and race to such areas as disability and mental health), their spectral and intersectional character (recent discourses on performativity, normativity, and queer theory), and the grounds on which categories are manifest in ideation and movement politics (metapolitics, cosmopolitanism, dismodernism).

Preview Ebook

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 836424

Ebook Details
Pages: 316
Size: 1.7 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781317225423 (EPUB)
9781317225430 (PDF)

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies
Nonfiction > Social Science > Social Classes

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Computers
Nonfiction > Political Science
Nonfiction > Social Science > Sociology
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies
Nonfiction > Social Science > Social Classes

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016