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Author Behdad, Ali, 1961-
Title A forgetful nation : on immigration and cultural identity in the United States / Ali Behdad
Imprint Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2005
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  305.8 B3949 2005    AVAILABLE    30500101236639
 人文社會聯圖  E184.A1 B34 2005    AVAILABLE    30610020211348
Descript xvii, 212 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-203) and index
Introduction : nation and immigration -- Imagining America : forgetful fathers and the founding myths of the nation -- Historicizing America : Tocqueville and the ideology of exceptionalism -- Immigrant America : liberal discourse of immigration and the ritual of self-renewal -- Discourses of exclusion : nativism and the imagining of a "white nation" -- Practices of exclusion : national borders and the disciplining of aliens -- Conclusion : remembering 9/11
EAS: YW
Subject United States -- Ethnic relations
United States -- Race relations
National characteristics, American
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects -- History
Amnesia -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
Nativism -- History
Xenophobia -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
Pluralism (Social sciences) -- United States -- History
National characteristics, American, in literature
Emigration and immigration in literature
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