The Rhetoric of American Exceptionalism

Publisher : McFarland

ISBN-13 : 0786486813

Page : 228 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 813 voters

The American experience has been defined, in part, by the rhetoric of exceptionalism. This book of 11 critical essays explores the notion as it is manifested across a range of contexts, including the presidency, foreign policy, religion, economics, American history, television news and sports. The idea of exceptionalism is explored through the words of its champions and its challengers, past and present. By studying how the principles of American exceptionalism have been used, adapted, challenged, and even rejected, this volume demonstrates the continued importance of exceptionalism to the mythology, sense of place, direction and identity of the United States, within and outside of the realm of politics. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

More Books:

The Rhetoric of American Exceptionalism
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Jason A. Edwards
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-10 - Publisher: McFarland

The American experience has been defined, in part, by the rhetoric of exceptionalism. This book of 11 critical essays explores the notion as it is manifested ac
Aspirational Exceptionalism: Rhetoric, Politics, and the Pursuit of American Greatness
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Lucy Williams
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

American exceptionalism--i.e., the belief that the United States is chosen, superior to other nations, and tasked with a unique responsibility or mission--is of
American Exceptionalism and Human Rights
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Michael Ignatieff
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-10 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

With the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq, the most controversial question in world politics fast became whether the United States stands within
The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Justin S. Vaughn
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-15 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Campaign rhetoric helps candidates to get elected, but its effects last well beyond the counting of the ballots; this was perhaps never truer than in Barack Oba
American Exceptionalism
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Hilde Eliassen Restad
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-17 - Publisher: Routledge

How does American exceptionalism shape American foreign policy? Conventional wisdom states that American exceptionalism comes in two variations – the exemplar
The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Jason A. Edwards
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-30 - Publisher: Lexington Books

This book examines the rhetoric of the Founding Fathers, activists, presidents, and contemporary actors who play a large role in helping to define American civi
American Exceptionalism Reconsidered
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: David P. Forsythe
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-25 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Is the US really exceptional in terms of its willingness to take universal human rights seriously? According to the rhetoric of American political leaders, the
The Rhetorical Invention of America's National Security State
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Marouf Hasian, Jr.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-29 - Publisher: Lexington Books

The Rhetorical Invention of America's National Security State uses a broad range of materials, including technical, journalistic, entertainment, academic, and l
Exceptional Me
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jason Gilmore
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-11 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Donald Trump has forged a unique relationship with American exceptionalism, parting ways with how American politicians have long communicated this idea to the A
American Exceptionalism Vol 1
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Timothy Roberts
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

American exceptionalism the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and