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American Politics in the 1990s and 2000s

Dominic Sandbrook

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, Dominic Sandbrook traces the roots of the political debates of the 1990s and 2000s to the ascendancy of Ronald Reagan between 1981 and 1988. He argues that American politics during ... More


Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Andrew Jolivette (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Obama and the Biracial Factor is the first book to explore the significance of mixed-race identity as a key factor in the election of President Obama and examines the sociological and political ... More


Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Sangay K. Mishra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816681150
eISBN:
9781452954271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681150.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book is an analysis of political inclusion and mobilization of South Asian immigrants- focused primarily on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi communities- in the United States. It situates their ... More


The Queen of Burlesque: The Subtle (as a Hammer) Satire of Bomb Queen

Christina M. Knopf

in Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818805
eISBN:
9781496818843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Bomb Queen is a satire of politics and pop culture, with the media and the comic industry itself as frequent targets. Its self-referential nature has led Roy T. Cook to call Bomb Queen a “metacomic.” ... More


Shipping Companies' Interference with the Enactment and Implementation of Immigration Laws during the Progressive Era

Torsten Feys

in The Battle for the Migrants: Introduction of Steamshipping on the North Atlantic and Its Impact on the European Exodus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781927869000
eISBN:
9781786944443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869000.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter explores the ways in which shipping companies both attempted to prevent and successfully blocked the implementation of numerous American laws restricting the passage of migrants. ... More


The Cultural Unconsciousin American Politics: Why We Need a Freudian Left

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0057
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Excerpts from a book-length project tentatively titled “The Cultural Unconscious in American Politics: Why We Need a Freudian Left” are presented. This book begins by discussing the cultural radical ... More


Introduction

Stanley Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0056
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains excerpts from a book-length project tentatively titled “The Cultural Unconscious in American Politics: Why We Need a Freudian Left.” The book’s central argument is that our ... More


Manufacturing the Crisis: Encoded Racism in the Daily Press

Christina Gerken

in Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes how mainstream media discourse interacted with the congressional discourse. After a discussion of the media coverage of immigrants’ access to public education and debates about ... More


Exclusionary Acts: A Brief History of U.S. Immigration Laws

Christina Gerken

in Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a brief overview of major immigration laws and policies and analyzes the ever-changing criteria that are used to exclude certain categories of people and construct notions of ... More


Family Values and Moral Obligations: The Logic of Congressional Rhetoric

Christina Gerken

in Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the neoliberal logic behind the restructuring of the family preference category, with a particular focus on the controversy over elderly parents, who are commonly portrayed as a ... More


Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Christina Gerken

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book focuses on the watershed political events of 1995-96. During this period, President Bill Clinton signed into law three pieces of legislation that have had a significant impact on the lives ... More


Entrepreneurial Spirits and Individual Failures: The Neoliberal Human-Interest Story

Christina Gerken

in Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explains how human interest stories functioned within the larger immigration discourse and contends that human interest stories represented an integral part of the neoliberal project. ... More


Building a Neoliberal Consensus

Christina Gerken

in Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction examines how the immigration reform discourse of the mid-1990s differs from earlier debates. It also provides a brief overview of some of the main discursive strands and explains the ... More


Dehumanizing the Undocumented: The Legislative Language of Illegality

Christina Gerken

in Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines three key concerns that dominated the discourse about undocumented immigrants: (1) Sexuality, birthright citizenship, and undocumented children. (2) The rhetorical connection ... More


Legacies of Failed Reform

Christina Gerken

in Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The conclusion examines recent developments and seeks to explain why immigration reform measures that were passed in 1996 have failed to reach their proclaimed goals, most notably their goal to ... More


Tempest

James C. Nicholson

in Racing for America: The Horse Race of the Century and the Redemption of a Sport

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180649
eISBN:
9780813180687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180649.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Chapter four explores Harry Sinclair's involvement in the notorious Teapot Dome oil scandal. Republican Warren G. Harding's landslide victory in the 1920 presidential election marked a new direction ... More


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