Why do people hate America and Americans? This multi-volume set aims to become the definitive contribution to the field of anti-American studies. Each volume concentrates on a particular theme; each 10,000-word article, written by an international expert, addresses a particular question. Taken together, they deal at length and in depth with a phenomenon which is frequently but unreflectingly mentioned in the media. The essays in Volume One explore various possible causes of anti-Americanism, such as American multi-national corporations, America's stance on the environment and the promotion of American values abroad. When did anti-American feeling start and how has it changed through history? Volume Two examines key periods from the founding fathers to the Cold War and the War Against Terror. What forms does anti-Americanism take in countries round the world? Volume Three surveys different sorts of anti-American feeling in a range of countries and regions from the Middle East to Latin America, from Western Europe to the Far East, and from Russia to North America itself. Why is anti-Americanism currently so strong? Essays in the fourth volume examine key themes and flashpoints: the 'Bush Doctrine', the Iraq War, the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, US relations with the UN, and many others.
"A comprehensive look at the phenomenon of anti-Americanism, this set offers contributions from more than 40 scholars in a variety of disciplines. Edited by O'Connor, a well-published political scientist, this work clearly shows that the current wave of anti-Americanism is not without precedent. O'Connor argues that anti-Americanism is often based on prejudice and ideological overtones. Therefore, one of the work's goals is to distinguish between legitimate critiques of US policy and anti-Americanism, thereby creating a more sophisticated discourse. Authors look at anti-Americanism from a variety of perspectives and show that the phenomenon is multifaceted and complex. Overall, the work dispels what O'Connor calls the fallacy that anti-Americanism is a creation of the Bush administration....Readers looking for a comprehensive, scholarly overview of anti-Americanism, covering a variety of issues, will likely be satisfied with this set. It is well written and well footnoted. Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." -
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 1456
Published: 1st June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 19.2 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 2.649