Unformatted text preview: somehow “not really” citizens, “not really” Americans Creates an image amongst these people and where they come from • Just like: junkie, ghetto rat, trailer people, etc. These ways of thinking and talking make up discourse-American Nation o Who makes up this “American Nation”? English Speaking Law Abiding Fair Skinned Hardworking “Legitimate people” Citizens Basically white people with money; “The majority” Symbols: Flag, Uncle Sam, bald eagle, etc o What/Who brings together these symbols? Independence, families, time Nationalism: ideas of a nation and how they change and form over time o Particular moments shape American Nationalism o Rely on defining ourselves in terms of someone else...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course SOCI 412 taught by Professor Amber during the Fall '11 term at UNC.
- Fall '11