Routledge handbook on the American Dream. Volume 1.
- [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2022.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
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- What do we mean by the American dream? Can we define it? Or does any discussion of the phrase end inconclusively, the solid turned liquid--like ice melting? Do we know whether the American dream motivates and inspires or, alternately, obscures and deceives? The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream offers distinctive, authoritative, original essays by well-known scholars that address the social, economic, historical, philosophic, legal, and cultural dimensions of the American dream for the twenty-first century. The American dream, first discussed and defined in print by James Truslow Adams's The Epic of America (1931), has become nearly synonymous with being American. Adams's definition, although known to scholars, is often lost in our ubiquitous use of the term. When used today, the iconic phrase seems to encapsulate every fashion, fad, trend, association, or image the user identifies with the United States or American life. The American dream's ubiquity, though, argues eloquently for a deeper understanding of its heritage, its implications, and its impact--to be found in this first research handbook ever published on the topic.
- American Dream
- Social mobility—United States
- Social values—United States
- Quality of life—United States
- REFERENCE / Handbooks & Manuals
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
- HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
- United States—Social conditions—21st century
- United States—Economic conditions—21st century
- United States—Civilization—21st century
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