What is Anti-Americanism?

Negative stereotypes about Americans and their consequences.

By Brendon O'Connor

© 2014 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

Beyond Anti-Americanism presents a case for seeing anti-Americanism as principally a counterproductive prejudice. Brendon O'Connor argues that while there are many reasons to be frustrated with American policies, politics and even American society, a crucial distinction should be drawn between criticism and prejudice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Anti-Americanism? 1. The Anti-American Tradition 2. American Power and Complicating the Anti-American Tradition 3. George W. Bush and the Resurgence of the Anti-American Tradition 4. Violent Anti-Americanism: bin Laden, al Qaeda and Terrorism Conclusion: Beyond the Anti-American Tradition

About the Author

Brendon O'Connor is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University in Australia

About the Series

Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

This new series sets out to publish high quality works by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with United States Foreign Policy. The series welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject and draws on scholarship from international relations, security studies, international political economy, foreign policy analysis and contemporary international history.

Subjects covered include the role of administrations and institutions, the media, think tanks, ideologues and intellectuals, elites, transnational corporations, public opinion, and pressure groups in shaping foreign policy, US relations with individual nations, with global regions and global institutions and America’s evolving strategic and military policies.

The series aims to provide a range of books – from individual research monographs and edited collections to textbooks and supplemental reading for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General