Cultural Clash? - Examination of American Discourse and Identity

Cecilie Beyer

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project explores American discourse and identity. The first part of the thesis points toward some events that might have influenced the current ways of thinking in America. Examples are taken from Michel Foucualt's theory on discourse and power-knowledge, Edward Said's Orientalism, and a look at America as a superpower. On the basis of this the case study analyzes two novels of the American involvement in the 1950-60s. Additionally, the case study involves analyses of a novel about US Marines in Iraq and articles from The New York Times on the current war in Iraq.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidatEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2006
VejledereIda Klitgård


  • Americans
  • Iraq
  • Identity