By Gary R. Weaver;Adam Mendelson
Whatever has occurred to the elemental nature of yankee culture...a midlife crisis.Recently observers have famous a seismic shift a ways past basic cyclic alterations in tradition and developments in the USA. Following September eleven, the us, not convinced within the safety of 2 colossal oceans, a robust army constitution and a dominant financial system, constructed guidelines and practices that exclude foreigners and appear to violate uncomplicated civil rights assured below the structure. After many years of the ebb and circulate of isolationism and expansionism, the U.S. took a inflexible new tack that hasn't been reversed yet.What's taking place in the USA? And extra importantly, why? America's Midlife hindrance examines the background and tradition of the rustic at a vital element in its improvement. From immigration to to global impression, this e-book captures the values, ideals and behaviors of an more and more complicated society that's suffering to carve out its position in a brand new international order.ContentsIntroduction1 American nationwide tradition: an issue of tradition and History2 what's the American tradition and what's a regular American?3 Melting Pots to Mosaics: Race and Immigration4 From John Winthrop to John Wayne: Exceptionalism, Self-Reliance, and Cowboy Values5 do not simply Stand There, Do Something!6 American Civic Culture7 Prosperity at domestic, status in another country: overseas Policy8 What Holds the US jointly additionally Tears it Apart9 a countrywide Midlife concern? the place will we move from Here?BibliographyIndex
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Qxp 7/1/08 2:27 PM Page 18 AMERICA’S MID ★ LIFE CRISIS authority—was met with little attention or cultural resonance. For an American or Chinese person to interpret each picture according to their own cultural values takes little effort. However, for them to understand how and why each picture resonates in the other’s culture, realistic cultural empathy is required. 19 Empathy is primarily cognitive, not affective. Empathy requires understanding how another person thinks and perceives the world.
Yet for many Chinese this was simply some young man who was either incredibly self-centered and egotistical or crazy. In their culture, standing out from the group decreases the significance of the unity of a shared effort. It would be viewed as look-at-me showboating and taking an irrational risk. ” This reflected the practice of honoring elders and respecting the collective values of traditional Chinese culture instead of individualistic grandstanding. qxp 7/1/08 2:27 PM Page 18 AMERICA’S MID ★ LIFE CRISIS authority—was met with little attention or cultural resonance.
On the other hand, most Americans have never left the United States. 16 In 1998 a journalist asked Congressman Dick Armey, one of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives, if he intended to go overseas. 2 The “Iceberg Analogy” of Culture. Copyright Gary R. Weaver. qxp 7/1/08 2:27 PM Page 14 AMERICA’S MID ★ LIFE CRISIS “I’ve been to Europe once. ”17 As late as 2003, President George W. Bush had never traveled to Berlin or Paris. But, this is typical of most Americans. The American iceberg rarely collides with others.
America's Midlife Crisis: The Future of a Troubled Superpower by Gary R. Weaver;Adam Mendelson