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Becoming American

Title: Becoming American.
Name(s): Amar, Monika, author
Program in International Affairs
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines various aspects of modern American culture and addresses potential causes and effects of American individualism and of the current mainstream American family dynamic. Discussing the effects that Americanism can have on interaction within immigrant families, as well as on society at large via globalization, this thesis evaluates historical, political and technological aspects of American society, which attribute to present-day functioning of individuals living in America and beyond. Attributing changes in the way people communicate within the family realm and with others, this thesis analyzes the detrimental effects of overuse and dependence on information and communication technologies — mainly the Internet and the mobile phone — as well as the diffusion of capitalism into various realms of American society and even on a global scale as humans have become more interconnected. The intention of this thesis is to highlight the developing elements of mainstream American culture and to expose the potential for a worldwide community with the increased progressive industrialization and urbanization of more and more countries.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0337 (IID)
Keywords: American, individual, individualism, family, immigrant, family-decline, technology, ICTs, urbanization, industrialization, capitalism, globalization
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of International Affairs in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 21, 2014.
Subject(s): America -- Politics and government
Communication and technology
Digital media
Life cycle, Human
Communication, International
Intercultural communication
International relations
Mass media
Area studies
International relations -- Study and teaching
Political science
Social change
Communication in politics
Communication -- Social aspects
Social interaction
Social psychology
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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