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By Edmund Fong

In modern American political tradition, claims of yankee exceptionalism and anxieties over its customers have resurged as an overarching topic in nationwide political discourse. but by no means very faraway from such debates lie animating fears linked to race. Fears concerning the lack of nationwide solidarity and belief frequently draw recognition to looming adjustments within the racial demographics of the physique politic. misplaced amid those debates are frequently the extra advanced legacies of racial hybridity. Anxieties over the disintegration of the cloth of yankee nationwide identification likewise overlook not only how they echo prior fears of subversive racial and cultural distinction, but in addition exorcise in addition the altering nature of labor and social interplay.

Edmund Fong’s publication examines the increase and resurgence of latest kinds of American exceptionalism as they've got emerged out of contentious debates over cultural pluralism and multicultural variety long ago twenty years. For a short time, critical concerns of the strength of multiculturalism entered right into a number of philosophical and coverage debates. yet within the American context, those debates frequently resulted in a reaffirmation of a few variation of yank exceptionalism with the ensuing exorcism of race in the avowed norms and coverage ambitions of yank politics. Fong explores how this "multicultural exorcism" revitalizing American exceptionalism isn't really easily a singular characteristic of our modern political second, yet is as an alternative a recurrent dynamic around the heritage of yankee political discourse.

By situating modern discourse on cultural pluralism in the better body of yankee heritage, this publication yields perception into the construction of hegemonic different types of American exceptionalism and the way race maintains to hang-out the contours of yank nationwide identity.

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