American individualism

English-Russian dictionary of regional studies. 2013.

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  • Individualism Old and New — is a politically and socially progressive book by John Dewey, an American philosopher, written in 1930. Written after the Great Depression, the book argues that the emergence of a new kind of American individualism necessitates political and… …   Wikipedia

  • Individualism — Part of a series on Individualism …   Wikipedia

  • individualism — /in deuh vij ooh euh liz euhm/, n. 1. a social theory advocating the liberty, rights, or independent action of the individual. 2. the principle or habit of or belief in independent thought or action. 3. the pursuit of individual rather than… …   Universalium

  • individualism — Broadly any set of ideas emphasizing the importance of the individual and the individual s interests, the term is used to characterize a range of ideas, philosophies, and doctrines. It is, for example, employed to describe a political philosophy… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • American literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language in the United States.       Like other national literatures, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. For almost a century and a… …   Universalium

  • American exceptionalism — refers to the theory that the United States is qualitatively different from other countries. In this view, America s exceptionalism stems from its emergence from a revolution, becoming the first new nation, [1] and developing a uniquely American… …   Wikipedia

  • American modernism — like modernism in general is a trend of thought that affirms the power of human beings to create, improve, and reshape their environment, with the aid of scientific knowledge, technology and practical experimentation, and is thus in its essence… …   Wikipedia

  • American Film Renaissance — (AFR) is a non profit film institute best known for its film festivals, held annually in a different location. AFR s mission is to celebrate timeless American values by producing, showcasing and distributing films that promote freedom (including… …   Wikipedia

  • American literature — For the journal of the same name, see American Literature (journal). American literature is the written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and its preceding colonies. For more specific discussions of poetry and theater,… …   Wikipedia

  • individualism — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪvɪ̱dzʊlɪzəm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT You use individualism to refer to the behaviour of someone who likes to think and do things in their own way, rather than imitating other people. He is struck by what he calls the individualism of American… …   English dictionary

  • American middle class — The American middle class is a social class in the United States.[1][2] While the concept is typically ambiguous in popular opinion and common language use,[3] contemporary social scientists have put forward several, more or less congruent,… …   Wikipedia


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