The Resource Foundations of the American century : the Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the rise of American power, Inderjeet Parmar

Foundations of the American century : the Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the rise of American power, Inderjeet Parmar

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Foundations of the American century : the Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the rise of American power
Title
Foundations of the American century
Title remainder
the Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the rise of American power
Statement of responsibility
Inderjeet Parmar
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Language
eng
Summary
Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar marks the transformation of America from an 'isolationist' nation into the world's only superpower, all in the name of benevolent stewardship. The author begins in the 1920s with the establishment of these foundations and their system of top-down, elitist, scientific giving, which focused more on effecting social, political, and economic change than in solving modern society's structural problems. Consulting rare documents and other archival materials, he recounts how the American intellectuals, academics, and policy makers affiliated with these organizations institutionalized such elitism, which then bled into the machinery of U.S. foreign policy and became regarded as the essence of modernity. America hoped to replace Britain in the role of global hegemon and created the necessary political, ideological, military, and institutional capacity to do so, yet far from being objective, the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations often advanced U.S. interests at the expense of other nations. Incorporating case studies of American philanthropy in Nigeria, Chile, and Indonesia to support his argument, Parmar boldly exposes the knowledge networks underwriting American dominance in the twentieth century.-- Book Jacket
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Parmar, Inderjeet
Index
index present
LC call number
HV97.F62
LC item number
P37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ford Foundation
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Ford Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Außenpolitik
  • Hegemonie
  • Kulturimperialismus
Label
Foundations of the American century : the Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the rise of American power, Inderjeet Parmar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The significance of foundations in U.S. foreign policy -- American foundation leaders -- Laying the foundations of globalism, 1930-1945 -- Promoting Americanism, combating anti-Americanism, and developing a Cold War -- American Studies Network -- The Ford foundation in Indonesia and the Asian Studies Network -- Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie in Nigeria and the African Studies Network -- The major foundations, Latin American studies, and Chile in the Cold War -- American power and the major foundations in the post-cold war era -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 356 pages
Isbn
9780231146289
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011029190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)742305975
  • (OCoLC)ocn742305975
Label
Foundations of the American century : the Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the rise of American power, Inderjeet Parmar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The significance of foundations in U.S. foreign policy -- American foundation leaders -- Laying the foundations of globalism, 1930-1945 -- Promoting Americanism, combating anti-Americanism, and developing a Cold War -- American Studies Network -- The Ford foundation in Indonesia and the Asian Studies Network -- Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie in Nigeria and the African Studies Network -- The major foundations, Latin American studies, and Chile in the Cold War -- American power and the major foundations in the post-cold war era -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 356 pages
Isbn
9780231146289
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011029190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)742305975
  • (OCoLC)ocn742305975

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