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Unraveling The Right : The New Conservatism In American Thought And Politics - Amy Ansell

Unraveling The Right

The New Conservatism In American Thought And Politics

Paperback Published: 18th January 2001
ISBN: 9780813331478
Number Of Pages: 276

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Viewing the modern right as more than a passing fad for state-anxious individuals, Amy Ansell and the contributors in this volume treat the current conservative movement as an important effort to contextualize and rearticulate the truths taken for granted in the American liberal tradition.Each author in this volume provides a contribution to an alternative perspective on the relevance of today’s conservatism in American thought and politics. Based on a common recognition that the 1994 victory represented much more than the temporary infiltration of right-wing extremists or the public’s spontaneous combustion of reactionary sentiments but rather twenty-plus years of diligent, conscientious organizing on the part of new actors on the right, the authors here agree that the American right wing continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Despite the apparent failure of the Republican Revolution and subsequent reelection of Clinton to office in 1996, the political and sociocultural forces that contributed to the 1994 victory are still very much at play, demanding that those interested in reversing the rightward drift of political opinion and government policy thoroughly understand the processes at work if another swing to the right is to be successfully combated.

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Organizational Currentsp. 15
Following the Threadsp. 17
The Personal is Political: The Role of Cultural Projects in the Mobilization of the Christian Rightp. 41
Inventing an American Conservatism: The Neoconservative Episodep. 56
Business Conflict and Right-Wing Movementsp. 80
Ideological and Policy Currentsp. 103
Kitchen Table Backlash: The Antifeminist Women's Movementp. 105
Fulfilling Fears and Fantasies: The Role of Welfare in Right-Wing Social Thought and Strategyp. 126
Why Did Armey Apologize? Hegemony, Homophobia, and the Religious Rightp. 148
The Color of America's Culture Warsp. 173
The Military-Industrial Complex and U.S. Foreign Policy: Institutionalizing the New Right Agenda in the Post-Cold War Periodp. 192
The New Right's Economics: A Diagnosis and Counterattackp. 211
Mastering the New Political Arithmetic: Volatile Voters, Declining Living Standards, and Non-College-Educated Whitesp. 228
Notes on Editor and Contributorsp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780813331478
ISBN-10: 0813331471
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 18th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.24  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1