Notes - September 19, 2011 American Studies Lecture...

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September 19, 2011 American Studies Lecture Imagined communities -imagined does not mean real -limited (not everyone can be american, routers students, bridgeton residents, ect.) -sovereign -community (its always a horizontal relationship) -modular (the same form, but then carried over in different styles; every nation has a flag, but everyone is different) Communities are produced ("Rutgers Community") Style: What does it look like? Stephanson -tanslatio imperii: transfer of rule -westward unfolding of history historical facts about the declaration -Independence resolution declared on June 7 with foreign alliance and confederation -declaration was signed in trickles by aug 2 -on july 19, 13 separate countries declared independence: "our several forms of govern- ment" (omitted) pursuit of happiness -happiness: scientific concept of measuring distributable amounts of public happiness; communal (whose good? signers of elite) -"man is born for society" : enlightenment view -pursuit: late 17th and 18th c expression: aspiration
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course AMERICAN S 101 taught by Professor Dr.allanpunzalanisaac during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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