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Democracy and the Foreigner
Bonnie Honig

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Aknowledgments xiii
Chapter 1. NATIVES AND FOREIGNERS: Switching the Question 1
Chapter 2. THE FOREIGNER AS FOUNDER 15
Dorothy and the Wizard 15
Rousseau's Lawgiver 18
Freud's Moses 25
Girard's Scapegoat 33
Democracy and Foreignness 38
Chapter 3. THE FOREIGNER AS IMMIGRANT 41
The Book of Ruth as a Foreign-Founder Text 41
Ruth 42
Immigration and Founding 45
Ozick's Ruth: Convert or Migrant? 48
Kristeva's Ruth: The Ideal Immigrant 55
Gender and the Foreign-Founder 58
Kristeva's Orpahs: Cosmopolitanism without Foreignness 62
Mourning, Membership, Agency, and Loss: Ruth's Lessons for Politics 67
Chapter 4. THE FOREIGNER AS CITIZEN 73
The Myth of an Immigrant America 73
Class Mobility as American Citizenship 80
Ethnic Bases of Social Democracy: Michael Walzer's Immigrant America 82
Foreign Brides, Family Ties, and New World Masculinity 86
Dramatizing Consent: The Universal Charms of American Democracy 92
Taking Liberties: Intimations of a Democratic Cosmopolitanism 98
Chapter 5. THE GENRES OF DEMOCRACY 107
Does Democracy Have a Genre? 108
Democracy's Romance: A Tale of Gothic Love 115
Notes 123
Bibliography 173
Index 199

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