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Global Perspectives on the United StatesPro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between$
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Virginia R. Domínguez and Jane C. Desmond

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040832

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040832.001.0001

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The “American” Conundrum—Criticism, Attraction, and Antagonisms

The “American” Conundrum—Criticism, Attraction, and Antagonisms

Chapter:
(p.5) Introduction The “American” Conundrum—Criticism, Attraction, and Antagonisms
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Global Perspectives on the United States
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Virginia R. Domínguez

Sophia Balakian

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040832.003.0002

This essay introduces the book, Global Perspectives on the United States, including it dynamic structure and its Second and Third Looks. It focuses on multiple meanings of, and approaches to, notions of Americanism, pro-Americanism, anti-Americanism, and even Americanization. Included in this essay are examples of discursive and polling data and practices in numerous countries around the world. It provides an analytic framework to much of the talk on anti-Americanism that exists both inside and outside the U.S., and makes an argument that a great deal of it is misleading.

Keywords:   criticism, Americanization, anti-Americanism, pro-Americanism, popular attitudes toward the United States, polls, media

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