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Making the White Man's West

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ISBN: 9781607325635 9781607323952 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_604532 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103443
Subject: History
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In the early nineteenth century, critics like Zebulon Pike and Washington Irving viewed the West as a “dumping ground” for free blacks and Native Americans, a place where they could be segregated from the white communities east of the Mississippi River. But as immigrant populations and industrialization took hold in the East, white Americans began to view the West as a “refuge for real whites.” The West had the most diverse population in the nation with substantial numbers of American Indians, Hispanics, and Asians, but Anglo-Americans could control these mostly disenfranchised peoples and enjoy the privileges of power while celebrating their presence as providing a unique regional character. The first comprehensive study to examine the construction of white racial identity in the West, Making the White Man’s West shows how these two visions of the West shaped the history of the region and influenced a variety of contemporary social issues in the West today. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Migrationsbedingt behindert?

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839434079 9783837634075 9783732834075 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.14361/9783839434079 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History --- Migration
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Until now, the category of `culture' functioned as a central category of difference and explanation for reduced ability of the support system to reach families at the intersections of migration and disability. The barriers are alleged to be located above all within the family. Their culturally specific interpretation of disability, according to this assumption, does not correspond to the expectations of empowerment in disability services. To confront this one-dimensional perspective, Donja Amirpur illustrates the complex life situations of these families. Through interviews and with the help of an intersectional, multi-faceted analysis, she depicts the barriers in the support system, and promotes a critical confrontation with hegemonic practices on a structural level.

Antiamerikanismus in Deutschland

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783837633887 9783839433881 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839433881 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103352
Subject: Sociology
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Politische Diskurse und sozialwissenschaftliche Debatten ringen gleichermaßen um eine angemessene Unterscheidung von antiamerikanischen Vorurteilen und legitimer Kritik an den USA. Felix Knappertsbusch leistet einen innovativen Beitrag zur Überwindung dieser Definitionsprobleme, indem er antiamerikanische Sprachgebräuche in Deutschland auf deren Funktionen bei der Herstellung diskriminierender gesellschaftlicher Verhältnisse befragt. Seine detaillierten Analysen von Interview- und Umfragedaten zeigen, wie Antiamerikanismus bei der Reproduktion nationalistischer Identitätskonstruktionen mit fremdenfeindlicher, rassistischer und antisemitischer Rhetorik zusammenspielt.

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