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America since 1945 (2nd Edition)

The American Moment

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The period from 1945 to the present day may not constitute an American century, but it can be seen as the American Moment: the time when, for good or ill, the United States became the predominant political, military,...

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The period from 1945 to the present day may not constitute an American century, but it can be seen as the American Moment: the time when, for good or ill, the United States became the predominant political, military, economic and cultural power in the world. This revised and updated new edition introduces the historic and tumultuous developments in American politics, foreign policy, society and culture during this period. It includes coverage of key recent events, such as the:- 2008 election of Barack Obama - global recession - protracted war in Iraq and Afghanistan - rise of the internet - transformation of American Society and Culture - challenges of new immigration and multi-culturalism - changing global status of the US in the new millennium.Examining the American Moment in a global context, the authors emphasise the interaction between politics, society and culture. America Since 1945 encourages an awareness of how central currents in art, literature, film, theatre, intellectual history and media have developed alongside an understanding of political, economic and social change.

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A multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach that draws from political science, international relations, media and cultural studies, and social, intellectual and literary history
Revised and updated in light of the latest scholarship, covering recent events such as the global recession, protracted war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the 2008 election of Barack Obama
Features timelines, illustrations and Further Reading sections to aid study

List of Illustrations and Timelines
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: THE WORLD WAR AND AMERICAN POWER
American Politics from Roosevelt to Truman
1940s: The Cultural Legacy of World War Two
PART II: THE COLD WAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE
American Politics from Truman to Eisenhower
Alienation and Affluence in the 1950s
PART III: WAR IN VIETNAM AND REVOLUTION IN THE STREETS
Kennedy, Johnson and the Crisis of American Liberalism
The Imaginative Crisis of the 1960s
PART IV: THE AMBIGUOUS LEGACY OF THE SIXTIES
American Politics from Nixon to Carter
The Clash of Two Countercultures
PART V: FROM THE COLD WAR TO GLOBALIZATION
American Politics from Reagan to Clinton
From the Global Village to Bowling Alone
PART VI: AMERICA AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
George W. Bush and the Trials of the American Conservatism
Hard Facts and Millennial Fictions
Index.

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HARRY PAPASOTIRIOU is Associate Professor of International Relations at Panteion University, Athens, Greece. His previous publications include books and articles on international relations and American studies.
 
PAUL LEVINE is Emeritus Professor of American Literature at Copenhagen University, Denmark. He has published books and articles on American literature, film and contemporary culture.

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HARRY PAPASOTIRIOU is Associate Professor of International Relations at Panteion University, Athens, Greece. His previous publications include books and articles on international relations and American studies.
 
PAUL LEVINE is Emeritus Professor of American Literature at Copenhagen University, Denmark. He has published books and articles on American literature, film and contemporary culture.

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