A Nation of Outsiders

A Nation of Outsiders

A broad cultural history of the postwar US, this book traces how middle-class white Americans increasingly embraced figures they understood as outsiders and used them to re-imagine their own cultural position as marginal and alienated.

Author: Grace Elizabeth Hale

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199314584

Category: History

Page: 386

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At mid-century, Americans increasingly fell in love with characters like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye and Marlon Brando's Johnny in The Wild One, musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and activists like the members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. These emotions enabled some middle-class whites to cut free of their own histories and identify with those who, while lacking economic, political, or social privilege, seemed to possess instead vital cultural resources and a depth of feeling not found in "grey flannel" America. In this wide-ranging and vividly written cultural history, Grace Elizabeth Hale sheds light on why so many white middle-class Americans chose to re-imagine themselves as outsiders in the second half of the twentieth century and explains how this unprecedented shift changed American culture and society. Love for outsiders launched the politics of both the New Left and the New Right. From the mid-sixties through the eighties, it flourished in the hippie counterculture, the back-to-the-land movement, the Jesus People movement, and among fundamentalist and Pentecostal Christians working to position their traditional isolation and separatism as strengths. It changed the very meaning of "authenticity" and "community." Ultimately, the romance of the outsider provided a creative resolution to an intractable mid-century cultural and political conflict-the struggle between the desire for self-determination and autonomy and the desire for a morally meaningful and authentic life.
Categories: History

A Nation of Outsiders

A Nation of Outsiders

With the end of the American Civil War, the nation created entire populations of outsiders seeking acceptance and participation in the rebuilding of the country.

Author: Katharine Dahlstrand

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:949269678

Category: African Americans

Page: 139

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With the end of the American Civil War, the nation created entire populations of outsiders seeking acceptance and participation in the rebuilding of the country. Northern industrialists, African Americans, and veterans returning from military service demonstrated the failures of Reconstruction in their efforts to reconcile their position with the white southern inhabitants of East Tennessee. This region represents a unique place to explore Reconstruction and exclusionary citizenship because of its distinct relationship with both the Union and the Confederacy during the war. This thesis examines the people who lived the life of an outsider because of their background, skin color, or military service. By focusing on those who failed at successfully entering, or reentering, society, this thesis illustrates the informal fight for acceptance that began when the formal battles of the Civil War ceased.
Categories: African Americans

Cool Town

Cool Town

"In Cool Town, Grace Elizabeth Hale examines the town's flourishing as a Southern alternative culture mecca, emerging out of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and early 1970s to become home for a set of artistic, social, and political ...

Author: Grace Elizabeth Hale

Publisher: A Ferris and Ferris Book

ISBN: 1469664054

Category: Music

Page: 384

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"In Cool Town, Grace Elizabeth Hale examines the town's flourishing as a Southern alternative culture mecca, emerging out of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and early 1970s to become home for a set of artistic, social, and political alternatives to northern liberalism or urban punk on the left and Sunbelt Republicanism on the right. In this moment of cultural flourishing, Hale argues, a generation of young white southerners could not or did not see themselves fleeing the region, but also did not fit the cultural or political options available at home. So they blended a DIY ethos, local traditions, and musical and other influences from outside to create their own thing-the "Athens scene"--
Categories: Music

Deportation Nation

Deportation Nation

This book is a chilling history of communal self-idealization and self-protection.

Author: Dan Kanstroom

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674046221

Category: Law

Page: 340

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This book is a chilling history of communal self-idealization and self-protection. By illuminating the shadowy corners of American history, Kanstroom shows that deportation has long been a legal tool to control immigrants' lives and is being used with increasing crudeness in a globalized but xenophobic world.
Categories: Law

Outsiders

Outsiders

This book brings together Dorothy Thompson's most important essays on English social history, written over the last 25 years, many previously unpublished.

Author: Dorothy Thompson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860914909

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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This book brings together Dorothy Thompson's most important essays on English social history, written over the last 25 years, many previously unpublished. Thompson analyzes the Chartist movement, not simply as a political programme, however significant, but as the mass phenomenon which offers the focus for an "elucidation of the concept of class". Thompson is also concerned with Queen Victoria: how did a woman holding the highest office in the land affect British women and was it a factor in the non-republican stance of radical politics of the time? The essays are complemented by an introduction in which Dorothy Thompson reflects on the politics of the period in which she wrote them, on her own political involvements and on the relationship of her work as a historian to that of her husband, E.P. Thompson. The book should make a useful introductory text for students of history. It includes Thompson's essays on women's activism in early radical politics and 19th century popular politics. The book should also attract a wide general readership.
Categories: Political Science

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders

This chapter analyzes productions of Dersim as an outsider and centralizes outsiderness in studies of the nation and the state. It has three objectives.

Author: Ozlem Goner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315462967

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This book examines the ways in which states and nations are constructed and legitimated through defining and managing outsiders. Focusing on Turkey and the municipality of Dersim – a region that has historically combined different outsider identities, including Armenian, Kurdish, and Alevi identities – the author explores the remembering, transformation and mobilisation of everyday relations of power and the manner in which relationships with the state shape both outsider identities and the conception of the nation itself. Together with a discussion of the recent decade in which the history, identity, and nature of Dersim have been central to various social and political organisations, the author concentrates on three defining periods of state-outsider relationships – the massacre and the following displacements in Dersim known as ‘1938’; the growth of capitalism in Turkey and the leftist movements in Dersim between World War II and the coup d’état of 1980; and the rise of the PKK and the ‘state of exception’ in Dersim in the 1990s – to show how outsiders came to be defined as ‘exceptions to the law’ and how they were managed in different periods. Drawing on archival methods, field research, in-depth and multiple-session interviews and focus groups with three consecutive generations, this book offers a historical understanding of relationships of power and struggle as they are actualised and challenged at particular localities and shaped through the making of outsiderness. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology, anthropology and political science, as well as historians.
Categories: Social Science

After the Fall

After the Fall

a forces that enabled this nation's rise would accelerate its descent. ... on our better history as a nation of outsiders, reflexively distrustful of power,

Author: Ben Rhodes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526642035

Category: History

Page: 384

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR To be born American in the late twentieth century was to take the fact of a particular kind of American exceptionalism as granted – a state of nature arrived at after all else had failed. In the span of just thirty years, this assumption would come crashing down. After the fall, we must determine what it means to be American again. In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in America, Rhodes decided to look outwards. Over the next three years, he travelled to dozens of countries, meeting with politicians, activists, and dissidents confronting the same nationalism and authoritarianism that was tearing America apart. Along the way, a Russian opposition leader he spends time with is poisoned, the Hong Kong protesters he comes to know see their movement snuffed out, and America itself reaches the precipice of losing democracy before giving itself a second chance. After the Fall is a hugely ambitious and essential work of discovery. Throughout, Rhodes comes to realize how much America's fingerprints are on a world it helped to shape: through the excesses of the post-Cold War embrace of unbridled capitalism, post-9/11 nationalism and militarism, mania for technology and social media, and the racism that shaped the backlash to the Obama presidency. At the same time, he learns from a diverse set of characters – from Obama to rebels to a rising generation of leaders – how looking squarely at where America has gone wrong only makes it more essential to fight for what America is supposed to be – for itself, and for the entire world.
Categories: History

Hipbillies

Hipbillies

See, for example, Grace Elizabeth Hale, A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America (Oxford: Oxford ...

Author: Jared M. Phillips

Publisher: Ozarks Studies

ISBN: 9781682260906

Category: History

Page: 216

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Counterculture flourished nationwide in the 1960s and 1970s, and while the hippies of Haight-Ashbury occupied the public eye, further off the beaten path in the Arkansas Ozarks a faction of back to the landers were quietly creating their own counterculture haven. In Hipbillies, Jared Phillips collects oral histories and delves into archival resources to provide a fresh scholarly discussion of this group, which was defined by anticonsumerism and a desire for self-sufficiency outside of modern industry. While there were indeed clashes between long haired hippies and cantankerous locals, Phillips shows how the region has always been a refuge for those seeking a life off the beaten path, and as such, is perhaps one of the last bastions for the dream of self-sufficiency in American life. Hipbillies presents a region steeped in tradition coming to terms with the modern world.
Categories: History

Cahuilla Nation Activism and the Tribal Casino Movement

Cahuilla Nation Activism and the Tribal Casino Movement

External processes involve the beliefs and actions of outsiders that affect a nation. The internal/external and cultural/political dimensions embed each ...

Author: Theodor P Gordon

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9781943859825

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In 1980, when the Cabazon Band first opened a small poker club on their Indian reservation in the isolated desert of California, they knew local authorities would challenge them. Cabazon persisted and ultimately won, defeating the State of California in a landmark case before the Supreme Court. By fighting for their right to operate a poker club, Cabazon opened up the possibility for native nations across the United States to open casinos on their own reservations, spurring the growth of what is now a $30 billion industry. Cahuilla Nation Activism and the Tribal Casino Movement tells the bigger story of how the Cahuilla nations—including the Cabazon—have used self-reliance and determination to maintain their culture and independence against threats past and present. From California’s first governor’s “war of extermination” against native peoples through today’s legal and political challenges, Gordon shows that successful responses have depended on the Cahuilla’s ability to challenge non-natives’ assumptions and misconceptions.
Categories: Social Science

The Established and the Outsiders

The Established and the Outsiders

The radiance of their collective life as a nation has gone ; their power superiority in relation to other groups , emotionally understood as a sign of their ...

Author: Norbert Elias

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803979495

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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This new edition of this classic text from one of the major figures of world sociology includes an introduction published in English for the first time. In Norbert Elias's hands, a local community study of tense relations between an established group and outsiders becomes a microcosm that illuminates a wide range of sociological configurations including racial, ethnic, class and gender relations. The Established and the Outsiders examines the mechanisms of stigmatization, taboo and gossip, monopolization of power, collective fantasy and `we' and `they' images which support and reinforce divisions in society. Developing aspects of Elias's thinking that relate his work to current sociological concerns, it presents the
Categories: Social Science

Imagining a Nation

Imagining a Nation

Cherished outsiders like Wright were important to white nationalists because they affirmed their imaginenation and reminded them of the importance of ...

Author: Ruramisai Charumbira

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813938233

Category: History

Page: 304

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In Imagining a Nation, Ruramisai Charumbira analyzes competing narratives of the founding of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe constructed by political and cultural nationalists both black and white since occupation in 1890. The book uses a wide array of sources—including archives, oral histories, and a national monument—to explore the birth of the racialized national memories and parallel identities that were in vigorous contention as memory sought to present itself as history. In contrast with current global politics plagued by divisions of outsider and insider, patriot and traitor, Charumbira invites the reader into the liminal spaces of the region’s history and questions the centrality of the nation-state in understanding African or postcolonial history today. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, Charumbira offers a series of case studies, bringing in characters from far-flung places to show that history and memory in and of one small place can have a far-reaching impact in the wider world. The questions raised by these stories go beyond the history of colonized or colonizer in one former colony to illuminate contemporary vexations about what it means to be a citizen, patriot, or member of a nation in an ever-globalizing world. Rather than a history of how the rulers of Rhodesia or Zimbabwe marshaled state power to force citizens to accept a single definition of national memory and identity, Imagining a Nation shows how ordinary people invested in the soft power of individual, social, and collective memories to create and perpetuate exclusionary national myths. Reconsiderations in Southern African History
Categories: History

Outsiders in 19th century Press History

Outsiders in 19th century Press History

The only question before it was , whether it had original jurisdiction — whether the Cherokee nation was a foreign state in the sense of the constitution ...

Author: Frankie Hutton

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879726881

Category: History

Page: 251

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This anthology of journalism history brings together essays on the early Black press, pioneer Jewish journalism, Spanish-language newspapers, Native American newspapers, woman suffrage, peace advocacy, and Chinese American and Mormon publications. It shows how marginal groups developed their own journalism to counter the prejudices and misconceptions of the white establishment press. The essays address the important questions of freedom of expression in religious matters as well as the domains of race and gender.
Categories: History

The Hated Outsiders

The Hated Outsiders

... Outsiders is a profoundly American story. It combines several threads into one large, rich fabric that helps us to understand who we are as a nation.

Author: Jesse C. Newman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463402546

Category: History

Page: 536

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The reason this book is being written is because three cultural histories have been left out of the standard texts used in the schools of America. What is African history as it relates to Black slave history in America? The Manifest Destiny created by the black slave revolt in Haiti will bring about the sale of what is now known as the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Secondly, what is the history of the Jews, and what is the history of the Jews in America? Jewish history is not just a few chapters in the Bible. It is 5771 years old and was accelerated in 1948 with the formation of Israel. Finally, Japan: Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? Why have the Emperors of Japan not laid a wreath on the U.S.S. Arizona? Answers to these questions are contained herein showing the three combined cultures’ impact is greater on today’s issues that affect this country - and world. The Puritan called America the ‘new Israel,’ as they pictured this land full of opportunities. Almost bankrupted by the Revolutionary War, having a low population, we will set a course across to the Mississippi River and start encountering cultures, peoples and histories that will be foreign to Europeans’ mindsets. Christianity and greed will be the new mantra as we will not stop at our Western shores, but by 1903 we will be at the front door of China. Looking back at these huge lands America acquired, will also show the problems we will layer over these non-Christian peoples. Wealth will be the stimulus and free trade a goal, so we will compete with the other Europeans. America will also show its dark side in the history of the 19th and 20th centuries at home, in Asia and the Middle East.
Categories: History

A Nation of Agents

A Nation of Agents

107 These " outsiders " intuited beneath the " firm reliance on their own opinions " the pressures on individuals to adapt to a common set of attitudes ...

Author: James E. Block

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674008839

Category: History

Page: 658

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Refutes the relationship between political identity and liberty, and focuses instead on agency as the core political value in the United States, showing its rise into mainstream society and its origins in theorists Hobbes and Locke.
Categories: History

The Outsiders Within

The Outsiders Within

Kirmess obviously identifies this threatening outsider as Asian , but it is ... them into a nation with a single political and geographical destiny .

Author: Peta Stephenson

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868408360

Category: History

Page: 250

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An engaging account of the ways in which over hundreds of years Indigenous and Asian people across northern and central Australia have traded, intermarried and built hybrid communities. It is also a disturbing expose of the persistent--sometimes paranoid--efforts of successive national governments to police, marginalize and outlaw these encounters.
Categories: History

The Rise of the Outsiders

The Rise of the Outsiders

Nonetheless they stand out in a noisy media environment with their swagger and self-confidence about what they can achieve on behalf of a nation state.

Author: Steve Richards

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491435

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Discover why outsiders from Trump to Corbyn are succeeding like never before - and what this means for you. In recent years, voters have deserted the political centre like never before. Whether it's Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, or Corbyn, outsiders and populists are flourishing on the far left and far right. Celebrated political commentator Steve Richards explores factors from globalization and fake news to rising immigration and stagnant wages. Richards argues that the reasons for the success of the outsider also sows the seeds of their eventual demise. If they do gain power, they inevitably become insiders themselves - and fail to live up to their extravagant promises. This landmark book examines the rapidly shifting global political landscape of the last decade, and is essential reading for anyone who has been bothered by Brexit, troubled by Trump or confused by Corbyn.
Categories: Political Science

Social Studies in Other Nations

Social Studies in Other Nations

Every nation has its myths , national symbols , and heroic stories that are used to help students develop loyalty to the ... Both insiders and outsiders claim that they alone are capable of describing reality accurately and validly .

Author: Howard D. Mehlinger

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Council for the Social Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015013233179

Category: Social sciences

Page: 103

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Discusses teaching social studies in the Federal Republic of Germany, Thailand, Japan, Nigeria, England, and the United States.
Categories: Social sciences

Making Strangers Outsiders Aliens and Foreigners

Making Strangers  Outsiders  Aliens and Foreigners

He stated that “America is a nation of immigrants, yet our federal government continues to use terms that dehumanize and ostracize those in our society who ...

Author: Abbes Maazaoui

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622735198

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Studies on foreignness have increased substantially over the last two decades in response to what has been dubbed the migration/refugee crisis. Yet, they have focused on specific areas such as regions, periods, ethnic groups, and authors. Predicated on the belief that this so-called “twenty-first century problem” is in fact as old as humanity itself, this book analyzes cases based on both long-term historical perspectives and current occurrences from around the world. Bringing together an international group of scholars from Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America, it examines a variety of examples and strategies, mostly from world literatures, ranging from Spain’s failed experience with consolidation as a nation-state-type entity during the Golden Age of Castile, to Shakespeare’s rhetorical subversion of the language of fear and hate, to Mario Rigoni Stern’s random status at the unpredictable Italian-Austrian borders, to Lawrence Durrell’s ambivalent approach to noticing the physically visible other, to the French government’s ongoing criminalization of hospitality, to Sandra Cisneros’s attempt at straddling two countries and cultures while belonging to neither one, to the illusive legal limbo of the DREAMers in the United States. We are not born foreigners; we are made. The purpose of the book is to assert, as denoted by the title, this fundamental premise, that is, the making of strangers is the result of a deliberate and purposeful act that has social, political, and linguistic implications. The ultimate expression of this phenomenon is the compulsive labeling of people along artificial categories such as race, gender, religion, birthplace, or nationality. A corollary purpose of the book is to help shed light worldwide on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the place of “the other” amid fear-mongering and unabashedly contemptuous acts and rhetoric toward immigrants, refugees and all those excluded within because of race, gender, national origin, religion and ethnicity. As illustrated by the examples examined in this book, humans have certainly evolved in many areas; dealing with the “other” might not have been one of those. It is hoped that the book encourages reflection on how the arts, and especially world literatures, can help us navigate and think through the ever-present crisis: the place of the “stranger” among us.
Categories: Social Science

A Nation upon the Ocean Sea

A Nation upon the Ocean Sea

... to recur to outsiders from other trading communities. This is not to say that the Nation monopolized the Atlantic flows of capital and commodities.

Author: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198039115

Category: History

Page: 256

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With the opening of sea routes in the fifteenth century, groups of men and women left Portugal to establish themselves across the ports and cities of the Atlantic or Ocean sea. They were refugees and migrants, traders and mariners, Jews , Catholics, and the Marranos of mixed Judaic-Catholic culture. They formed a diasporic community known by contemporaries as the Portuguese Nation. By the early seventeenth century, this nation without a state had created a remarkable trading network that spanned the Atlantic, reached into the Indian Ocean and Asia, and generated millions of pesos that were used to bankroll the Spanish empire. A Nation Upon the Ocean Sea traces the story of the Portuguese Nation from its emergence in the late fifteenth century to its fragmentation in the middle of the seventeenth and situates it in relation to the parallel expansion and crisis of Spanish imperial dominion in the Atlantic. Against the backdrop of this relationship, the book reconstitutes the rich inner life of a community based on movement, maritime trade, and cultural hybridity. We are introduced to mariners and traders in such disparate places as Lima, Seville and Amsterdam, their day-to-day interactions and understandings, their houses and domestic relations, their private reflections and public arguments. This finaly-textured account reveals how the Portuguese Nation created a cohesive and meaningful community despite the mobility and dispersion of its members; how its forms of sociability fed into the development of robust transatlantic commercial networks; and how the day-to-day experience of trade was translated into the sphere of Spanish imperial politics of commercial reform based on religious-ethnic toleration and the liberalization of trade. A microhistory, A Nation Upon the Ocean Sea contributes to our understanding of the broader histories of capitalism, empire, and diaspora in the early Atlantic.
Categories: History

Citizen Outsider

Citizen Outsider

But in a nation that excludes him from mainstream society, he nevertheless feels closer to marginalized populations around the globe.

Author: Jean Beaman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520967441

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. While portrayals of immigrants and their descendants in France and throughout Europe often center on burning cars and radical Islam, Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France paints a different picture. Through fieldwork and interviews in Paris and its banlieues, Jean Beaman examines middle-class and upwardly mobile children of Maghrébin, or North African immigrants. By showing how these individuals are denied cultural citizenship because of their North African origin, she puts to rest the notion of a French exceptionalism regarding cultural difference, race, and ethnicity and further centers race and ethnicity as crucial for understanding marginalization in French society.
Categories: Social Science