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AMERISKE SANJE: MED IDEALOM IN IDEOLOGIJO

Teorija in Praksa, 2016, Vol.53(6), pp.1468-1483,1513-1514 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    AMERISKE SANJE: MED IDEALOM IN IDEOLOGIJO
  • Author: Sardoc, Mitja
  • Found In: Teorija in Praksa, 2016, Vol.53(6), pp.1468-1483,1513-1514 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: United States–Us ; Salecl, Renata ; Krugman, Paul ; Obama, Barack ; American Culture ; Preservation ; Values ; Social Mobility ; Dreams ; Social Inequality ; Cultural Values ; Social Mobility ; Mobility ; Ideology ; Cultural Values ; Social Life & Customs ; Ideology ; Indexes
  • Language: Slovenian
  • Description: The American Dream is a central element of American culture and forms an integral part of the American way of life. In one sense, it represents a distilled version of American values and some sort of an archetype of (material) success. At the same time, both in the USA as well as abroad it constitutes a symbol of progress and is synonymous with hope generally. Nevertheless, over the last few years it has been criticised due to the growing inequality and decreasing upward social mobility compared to other democratic countries. It is precisely this gap between its emancipatory potential and its idealised image on one side and a set of indicators suggesting the American dream may have utterly failed that has given rise to a series of objections leading to the assertion that it may represent an empty or even a false promise. This article analyses some of the most important aspects of the 'standard' interpretation of the American dream and argues that its basic question is not substantive (what...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 00403598

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