America’s World Identity

The Politics of Exclusion

  • Neil Renwick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 22-63
  3. Neil Renwick
    Pages 64-115
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    Pages 152-200
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-261

About this book


What is America's national identity? This study offers a new perspective into this question. It argues that this identity is 'constructed' rather than 'essential' and reflects the politics of exclusion. This identificatory exclusion has been globalized through American economic, cultural, political and military expansion. The study provocatively draws upon poetry, literature, art, architecture, gangsta rap, landscape and cityscape to illuminate the construction of America's national identity and illustrates how this has been globalized in an increasingly post-modernist condition.


identity inclusion national identity politics Superpower

Authors and affiliations

  • Neil Renwick
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Asia-Pacific StudiesThe Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

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