The Great Nation of Futurity

The Great Nation of Futurity The Discourse and Temporality of American National Identity - Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics

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The Great Nation of Futurity is situated within the discourse and ideology of American exceptionalism which has undergirded the nation's identity throughout its history. It draws out the temporal dimension of the exceptionalist ideology, namely the construal of America as the "great nation of futurity," and examines how this identity manifests linguistically and functions rhetorically in Cold War foreign policy discourse. Working within a critical discourse analytic framework, Patricia L. Dunmire examines the space-times construed within foreign policy discourse and demonstrates that these consistently position the United States in a privileged position vis-à-vis the future. This positioning, in turn, sanction a foreign policy approach focused on global future design.

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ISBN: 9780197658222
Publisher: OUP USA
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 973
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20230627
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 200
Weight: 431g
Height: 163mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 36mm