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  1. The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

    John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo

    By Catherine Morley

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon...

    Published September 24th 2008 by Routledge

  2. A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy

    By Robert B. Talisse

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In recent years there has been a renewed interest in American pragmatism. In political philosophy, the revival of pragmatism has led to a new appreciation for the democratic theory of John Dewey. In this book, Robert B. Talisse advances a series of pragmatic arguments against Deweyan democracy....

    Published September 14th 2008 by Routledge

  3. America, Technology and Strategic Culture

    A Clausewitzian Assessment

    By Brice Harris

    Series: Strategy and History

    This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq...

    Published August 20th 2008 by Routledge

  4. US Defense Politics

    The Origins of Security Policy

    By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge

    This new textbook seeks to explain how US defense and national security policy is formulated and conducted. The focus is on the role of the President, Congress, political partisans, defense industries, lobbies, science, the media, and interest groups, including the military itself, in shaping...

    Published August 5th 2008 by Routledge

  5. American Indian Education

    Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law

    By Matthew L. M. Fletcher

    Series: The Critical Educator

    America Indian culture and traditions have survived an unusual amount of oppressive federal and state educational policies intended to assimilate Indian people and destroy their cultures and languages. Yet, Indian culture, traditions, and people often continue to be treated as objects in the...

    Published May 27th 2008 by Routledge

  6. The Tet Offensive

    A Brief History with Documents

    Edited by William Thomas Allison

    With Americans turning against the war in ever greater numbers, struggles for power between the government and the military, and no end in sight to the fighting, the Tet Offensive of 1968 proved to be the turning point of the Vietnam War. In The Tet Offensive, historian William Thomas Allison...

    Published March 17th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

    Five Years After 9/11

    Edited by Everette B. Penn

    No event has shaped international events of recent years more than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tragically, less than four years later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In less than five years, the United States has experienced its worst terrorist attack and worst...

    Published January 30th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Friendship in Politics

    Theorizing Amity in and between States

    Edited by Preston King, Graham M. Smith

    Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, this volume throws light on the place of friendship in politics by connecting theoretical questions to empirical answers. Today, friendship and politics are most commonly viewed as distinct and...

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge

  9. American Culture

    An Anthology, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Anders Breidlid, Fredrik Chr. Brøgger, Oyvind T. Gulliksen, Torbjorn Sirevag

    This second edition of American Culture includes contemporary events and provides an introduction to American civilization. Extracts are taken from diverse sources such as political addresses, articles, interviews, oral histories and advertisements. Edited by academics who are highly...

    Published December 10th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Translation and Identity in the Americas

    New Directions in Translation Theory

    By Edwin Gentzler

    Translation is a highly contested site in the Americas where different groups, often with competing literary or political interests, vie for space and approval. In its survey of these multiple and competing groups and its study of the geographic, socio-political and cultural aspects of translation,...

    Published November 20th 2007 by Routledge