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Introduction

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter discusses the continuity in American religiosity between 1972 and 2008. Some might see American optimism reflected in the fact that more people believe in heaven than in ... More


“The American Prayer”: Islamic Obligation and Discursive Individualism

John O'Brien

in Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197111
eISBN:
9781400888696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197111.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter details the everyday practices used by the Legendz and their friends to manage a specific cultural dilemma faced by Muslim American youth: how to participate in a religious tradition ... More


Queer Citizenship: José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho and Chicano Cultural Nationalism of the Late Nineteenth Century

Alberto Varon

in Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479863969
eISBN:
9781479868827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863969.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter sutures the pre- and post-civil rights movements—a divide that operates as a historical schism for Latino Studies. Analyzing José Antonio Villarreal’s novel Pocho (1959, which many have ... More


“American” Individualism, Variations on a Theme: or, Self-Reliance, Transformed!

AnaLouise Keating

in Transformation Now!: Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037849
eISBN:
9780252095115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037849.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter investigates and revises conventional models of individualism and personal selfhood. Given the central roles Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau have played in constructing an ... More


Fighting Unions

Jennifer A. Delton

in The Industrialists: How the National Association of Manufacturers Shaped American Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167862
eISBN:
9780691203324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167862.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as an explicitly anti-union organization with the stated goal of maintaining the “open shop”—or union-free workplaces. NAM's ... More


Josiah Royce and the Redemption of American Individualism

Richard P. Mullin

in The Relevance of Royce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255283
eISBN:
9780823261130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255283.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

According to Royce, the autonomous self is not something given, but rather, a task to be accomplished. The isolated human being is an arena of many opposing natural and social forces and lacks both ... More


Southern Water, Southern Power

Christopher J. Manganiello

in Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620053
eISBN:
9781469623306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620053.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This introductory chapter discusses the American South as the region where Americans used political power to control conversations about water supplies and river manipulation, while simultaneously ... More


The Essais Framed for Modern Intellectual Life

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The core topic of 2.6 is two modern reader-writers of Donald Frame’s American translation of the Essais (Gore Vidal and David Denby). We consider a range of related intellectual contexts for Frame’s ... More


Neither Public nor Private: Telethons in the US Health and Welfare System

Paul K. Longmore

Catherine Kudlick (ed.)

in Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The professionals who produced telethons depicted their agencies as operating within an independent nonprofit sector. But in fact, the charities were part of the hybrid, private-public US system of ... More


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