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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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Americanization and Anti-American Attitudes in South Africa and Georgia

Americanization and Anti-American Attitudes in South Africa and Georgia

A Historical Snapshot from 2005

(p.92) Chapter 4 Americanization and Anti-American Attitudes in South Africa and Georgia
Global Perspectives on the United States

Loes Nas

University of Illinois Press

This essay compares processes of “Americanization” and “anti-American” attitudes in South Africa and the Republic of Georgia. The author, originally from the Netherlands, focuses on these two countries because of her long-term personal experiences in these countries and because they are two emerging democracies. But she makes a point of drawing on survey materials in order to extend her personal experiences. While Nas argues that both countries, like probably most countries, have to contend with the economic, political, and military power of the U.S. today, the essay ultimately argues that the Republic of Georgia is moving from being anti-American (and anti-Western) to being pro-American, whereas South Africa is moving from being generally pro-American to being increasingly anti-American.

Keywords:   South Africa, the Republic of Georgia, anti-Americanism, pro-Americanism, democracy, survey material

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