Millennial Perspectives

Lifeworlds and Utopias


1. Auflage, 2003
276 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-8253-1469-9
Sortiment: Buch
Ausgabe: Gebunden
Fachgebiet: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Reihe: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Band: 102
lieferbar: 02.04.2003

Schlagwörter: Utopie, Globalisierung, Massenmedien, USA, Literatur, Geschichte 1830-1998, Kongress, Dresden (2000), Millennium


Ever since the end of the 19th century the US has played a leading role in the process of modernization, which nowadays presents itself, above all, as globalization. A major orientation for America has been the millennial concept, fusing Puritan doctrines of salvation with Enlightenment notions of a perfectionistic teleology of history. The papers collected in this volume investigate the multi-dimensional topicality of the millennial concept, looking backward and ahead, thematizing lifeworlds and latent structural presences.

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Michael Porsche in: American Literary Scholarship, 2003-1, 530ff

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Klaus H. Schmidt in: Amerikastudien / American Studies, 50, 1/2 (2005), 296ff