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.

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 Abroad

America Abroad Author Stephen Brooks
ISBN-10 9780190464271
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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A decade and a half of exhausting wars, punishing economic setbacks, and fast-rising rivals has called into question America's fundamental position and purpose in world politics. Will the US continue to be the only superpower in the international system? Should it continue advancing the world-shaping grand strategy it has followed since the dawn of the Cold War? Or should it "come home" and focus on its internal problems? The recent resurgence of isolationist impulses has made the politics surrounding these questions increasingly bitter. In America Abroad, Stephen G. Brooks and William C. Wohlforth take stock of these debates and provide a powerful defense of American globalism. They stress that world politics since end of World War Two has been shaped by two constants: America's position as the most powerful state, and its strategic choice to be deeply engaged in the world. Ever since, the US has advanced its interests by pursuing three core objectives: reducing threats by managing the security environment in key regions; promoting a liberal economic order to expand global and domestic prosperity; and sustaining the network of global institutions on terms favorable to US interests. While there have been some periodic policy failures, America's overall record is astounding. But how would America's interests fare if the United States chose to disengage from the world and reduce its footprint overseas? Their answer is clear: retrenchment would put core US security and economic interests at risk. And because America's sole superpower status will long endure, the US will not be forced to turn inward. While America should remain globally engaged, it also has to focus primarily on its core interests: reducing great power rivalry and security competition in Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East; fostering economic globalization; and supporting a multilateral institutional system that advances US interests. Pursuing objectives beyond this core runs the risk of overextension. A bracing rejoinder to the critics of American globalism, America Abroad is a powerful reminder that a robust American presence is crucial for maintaining world order.

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.

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.

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.

Selling War to America

Selling War to America Author Eugene Secunda
ISBN-10 0275995232
Year 2007
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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"Since the end of the 19th century, the relative skillfulness of the U.S. government's propaganda efforts have largely determined the American public's willingness to support the wars the United States has waged. The job of informing and persuading America to support its war efforts has become increasingly more challenging as media technologies, like the Internet and the instant global coverage of television news, reach into every American home. Selling War to America begins its examination with the U.S. government's campaign to instigate a war with Spain and ends with a review of the methods the government is using now to encourage support for the War Against Terrorism."--BOOK JACKET.

Global Families

Global Families Author Catherine Ceniza Choy
ISBN-10 9780814717226
Year 2013-10-11
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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In the last fifty years, transnational adoption—specifically, the adoption of Asian children—has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of this practice, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the factors that allowed Asian international adoption to flourish. In Global Families, Catherine Ceniza Choy unearths the little-known historical origins of Asian international adoption in the United States. Beginning with the post-World War II presence of the U.S. military in Asia, she reveals how mixed-race children born of Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese women and U.S. servicemen comprised one of the earliest groups of adoptive children. Based on extensive archival research, Global Families moves beyond one-dimensional portrayals of Asian international adoption as either a progressive form of U.S. multiculturalism or as an exploitative form of cultural and economic imperialism. Rather, Choy acknowledges the complexity of the phenomenon, illuminating both its radical possibilities of a world united across national, cultural, and racial divides through family formation and its strong potential for reinforcing the very racial and cultural hierarchies it sought to challenge.

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.