Transnational America

Transnational America
Author : Everett Helmut Akam
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 227
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0742521982
ISBN 13 : 9780742521988
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational America Book Description:

The "melting pot" is one of the most cherished images in US culture, but does it really tell the whole story? Too often there is tension between the sense of American community and the demands of American diversity. The uniqueness of the many American ethnicities provides the roots of identity, yet recognizing those differences often makes Americans feel isolated from the whole. In this discussion, Everett Akam relies on the neglected tradition of cultural pluralism to argue that unity and individuality are not mutually exclusive. In fact, each is a vital source of American identity. He demonstrates that Americans need to acknowledge that they share much in common as Americans, while never forgetting that what sets them apart forms as great a part of who they are.


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