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@article{ Mennell2020,
 title = {Power, Individualism, and Collective Self Perception in the USA},
 author = {Mennell, Stephen},
 journal = {Historical Social Research},
 number = {1},
 pages = {309-329},
 volume = {45},
 year = {2020},
 issn = {0172-6404},
 doi = {},
 abstract = {The thesis of this paper is that the key element in the shaping of the habitus of Americans has been their very long-term, virtually unbroken, experience of their country becoming more and more powerful vis-à-vis its neighbours. An increasing sense of their own powerfulness is related to the "individualism" that has so often been discussed as a key characteristic of the American "national character." The long-term process of habitus formation has had important consequences for the role of the USA in world affairs since the Second World War, and may continue to do so in a future marked for the first time by a long-term decline in American power.},
 keywords = {USA; Individualismus; Elias, N.; Elias, N.; Habitus; Nationalbewusstsein; habits; nationale Identität; United States of America; national identity; national consciousness; individualism}}