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Impossibly American

Christian P. Haines

in A Desire Called America: Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286942
eISBN:
9780823288717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286942.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter distinguishes American exceptionalism from what the author terms a singular America. It argues that American exceptionalism depends on disciplining or taming the utopianism associated ... More


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