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Thomson, James, Peter W. Stanley, and John Curtis Perry. Sentimental Imperialists – The American Experience in East Asia. 1st edition. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Sentimental Imperialists take an intense look at the multicultural complexity between America and East Asia. In analyzing these complexities, authors Thomson Stanley and Curtis argue that the vast cultural differences between East Asia and America and American ignorance of that cultural difference have been detrimental in America’s dealing with East Asian countries. The authors trace America’s dealings in East Asia over the past two hundred years coming to the conclusion that American’s imperialistic dealings in East Asia were often driven by an “almost obsessive sentiment about their present condition and future potential” leading to sentimental imperialists.[1]

Habermas, Jürgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society. MIT Press, 1991.

In The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society, Jurgen Habermas explores important theoretical ideas about space and the use of space. Most important for my research is Habermas’s ideas of the use of private space in the home for pubic purposes. According to Habermas, “the line between private and public sphere extend(s) right through the home. The privatized individuals step() out of the intimacy of their living rooms into the public sphere of the salon…”[2] Public discussion and dissemination of personal ideas of reason takes place in the private spaces of homes.

 

[1] James Thomson, Peter W. Stanley, and John Curtis Perry, Sentimental Imperialists – The American Experience in East Asia, 1st edition (New York: Harper & Row, 1981), 311.

[2] Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society (MIT Press, 1991), 45.

 

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  1. KJ

    After reading your proposal, I agree — Habermas offers you a way into representing the significance of the missionary homes. Should help you see conections others have missed.

    • faithskiles

      A suggestion from Dr. Schneider – I look forward to investigating the ‘space’ of the missionary home. I am becoming very interested in this methodological approach.

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