American Studies oder Amerikanistik?

Die deutsche Amerikawissenchaft und die Hoffnung auf Erneuerung der Hochschulen und der politischen Kultur nach 1945

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Author: Gisela Strunz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663092542

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Das Buch geht der Frage nach, welche Hoffnungen die amerikanischen Militärbehörden mit der Einführung der American Studies an den westdeutschen Universitäten verbanden und wie die konkrete Umsetzung dieses Experiments auf amerikanischer und deutscher Seite aussah.

American Studies

Disziplingeschichte und Geschlecht

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Author: Levke Harders

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515104579

Category: History

Page: 341

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German Description: Die Institutionalisierung von American Studies als interdisziplinares Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet war eine Reaktion auf wissenschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Problemlagen in den USA. Dabei verbanden sich mit den disziplinaren Wissensformen geschlechterspezifische Differenzierungen: Die Funktion des Faches im Hinblick auf nationalkulturelle Konstruktionen, aber auch der innerdisziplinare Ausdifferenzierungsprozess fuhrten zu Exklusionsmechanismen, in deren Folge weibliche, nicht-weisse und nicht-akademische Amerikanisten als nicht zum Zentrum des Faches gehorend definiert wurden. Die Autorin zeigt, dass das wissenschaftliche Feld von ungleichen Laufbahnen, unterschiedlichen institutionellen wie materiellen Rahmenbedingungen gekennzeichnet ist und dass Geschlecht auch in den Inhalten und Konzepten der American Studies verankert ist. Levke Harders verknupft in dieser ersten Disziplingeschichte des Faches American Studies neuere Ansatze der Wissenschaftsgeschichte mit einer geschlechter- und sozialhistorischen Perspektive, um soziale und politische Faktoren in der Fachentwicklung ebenso wie die (Re-) Produktion struktureller und epistemologischer Ungleichheiten aufzuzeigen. English Description: The institutionalization of American studies as an interdisciplinary field for instruction and research was a reaction to the scientific and social issues in the USA. At the same time it was also combined with the gender-specific differentiations of academic disciplines. In hindsight, the function of the field in national-cultural constructions and also the inner-disciplinary processes of social differentiation, triggered exclusionary mechanisms whose consequences were that female, non-white and non-academic Americanists were defined as not belonging to the center of the field. The authors show that the scholarly field is characterized by disparate careers, distinctive institutional as well as material circumstances and that gender is also rooted in the content and conceptions of American studies. Levke Harders connects new approaches from scientific history with gender and social historical perspectives in this premier disciplinary history of the field of American studies, in order to reveal the social and political factors in the development of the field as well as the (re-) production of structural and epistemological disparities within it.

Amerikastudien / American Studies

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Author: Martin Christadler,Ernst Otto Czempiel,Eberhard Kessel,Klaus Lubbers:Günter Moltmann,Bernhard Ostendorf,Klaus Poenicke,Wolfgang Viereck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476993353

Category: Science

Page: 224

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American Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: National characteristics, American

Page: N.A

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The Futures of American Studies

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Author: Robyn Wiegman,Donald E. Pease

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384191

Category: Education

Page: 630

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Originating as a proponent of U.S. exceptionalism during the Cold War, American Studies has now reinvented itself, vigorously critiquing various kinds of critical hegemony and launching innovative interdisciplinary endeavors. The Futures of American Studies considers the field today and provides important deliberations on what it might yet become. Essays by both prominent and emerging scholars provide theoretically engaging analyses of the postnational impulse of current scholarship, the field's historical relationship to social movements, the status of theory, the state of higher education in the United States, and the impact of ethnic and gender studies on area studies. They also investigate the influence of poststructuralism, postcolonial studies, sexuality studies, and cultural studies on U.S. nationalist—and antinationalist—discourses. No single overriding paradigm dominates the anthology. Instead, the articles enter into a lively and challenging dialogue with one another. A major assessment of the state of the field, The Futures of American Studies is necessary reading for American Studies scholars. Contributors. Lindon Barrett, Nancy Bentley, Gillian Brown, Russ Castronovo, Eric Cheyfitz, Michael Denning, Winfried Fluck, Carl Gutierrez-Jones, Dana Heller, Amy Kaplan, Paul Lauter, Günter H. Lenz, George Lipsitz, Lisa Lowe, Walter Benn Michaels, José Estaban Muñoz, Dana D. Nelson, Ricardo L. Ortiz, Janice Radway, John Carlos Rowe, William V. Spanos

American Studies

An Anthology

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Author: Janice A. Radway,Kevin Gaines,Barry Shank,Penny Von Eschen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405113510

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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American Studies is a vigorous, bold account of the changes in the field of American Studies over the last thirty-five years. Through this set of carefully selected key essays by an editorial board of expert scholars, the book demonstrates how changes in the field have produced new genealogies that tell different histories of both America and the study of America. Charts the evolution of American Studies from the end of World War II to the present day by showcasing the best scholarship in this field An introductory essay by the distinguished editorial board highlights developments in the field and places each essay in its historical and theoretical context Explores topics such as American politics, history, culture, race, gender and working life Shows how changing perspectives have enabled older concepts to emerge in a different context

Locating American Studies

The Evolution of a Discipline

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Author: Lucy Maddox

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801860560

Category: Education

Page: 443

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Maddox has brought together works by a distinguished group of scholars which provide a useful window into the history and the evolution of the practice of American studies from its early, formational days to the present.

The New American Studies

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Author: John Carlos Rowe

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816635771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Academic Listening Encounters: American Studies Teacher's Manual

Listening, Note Taking, and Discussion

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Author: Kim Sanabria,Carlos Sanabria

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521684347

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Prepares students for listening, note-taking, classroom discussion, reading and writing on topics in American history and culture. Aimed at a secondary school audience.

Introduction to African American Studies

Transdisciplinary Approaches and Implications

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Author: Talmadge Anderson,James Benjamin Stewart

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 1580730396

Category: History

Page: 430

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There is an ongoing debate as to whether African American Studies is a discipline, or multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary field. Some scholars assert that African American Studies use a well-defined common approach in examining history, politics, and the family in the same way as scholars in the disciplines of economics, sociology, and political science. Other scholars consider African American Studies multidisciplinary, a field somewhat comparable to the field of education in which scholars employ a variety of disciplinary lenses-be they anthropological, psychological, historical, etc., --to study the African world experience. In this model the boundaries between traditional disciplines are accepted, and researches in African American Studies simply conduct discipline based an analysis of particular topics. Finally, another group of scholars insists that African American Studies is interdisciplinary, an enterprise that generates distinctive analyses by combining perspectives from different traditional disciplines and synthesizing them into a unique framework of analysis.

American Studies in a Moment of Danger

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Author: George Lipsitz

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816639496

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The America that seems to be disappearing before our very eyes is, George Lipsitz argues, actually the cumulative creation of yesterday's struggles over identity, culture, and power. At a critical moment, this book offers a richly textured historical perspective on where our notions of national knowledge have come from and where they may lead. Showing how American studies has been shaped by the social movements of the 1930s, 1960s, and 1980s, Lipsitz identifies the ways in which the globalization of commerce and culture are producing radically new understandings of politics, performance, consumption, knowledge, and nostalgia. Book jacket.

Globalizing American Studies

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Author: Brian T. Edwards,Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226185079

Category: History

Page: 341

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The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what would a truly globalized version of American studies look like? Brian T. Edwards and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar offer a new standard for the field’s transnational aspiration with Globalizing American Studies. The essays here offer a comparative, multilingual, or multisited approach to ideas and representations of America. The contributors explore unexpected perspectives on the international circulation of American culture: the traffic of American movies within the British Empire, the reception of the film Gone with the Wind in the Arab world, the parallels between Japanese and American styles of nativism, and new incarnations of American studies itself in the Middle East and South Asia. The essays elicit a forgotten multilateralism long inherent in American history and provide vivid accounts of post–Revolutionary science communities, late-nineteenth century Mexican border crossings, African American internationalism, Cold War womanhood in the United States and Soviet Russia, and the neo-Orientalism of the new obsession with Iran, among others. Bringing together established scholars already associated with the global turn in American studies with contributors who specialize in African studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, media studies, anthropology, and other areas, Globalizing American Studies is an original response to an important disciplinary shift in academia.

Native American Studies in Higher Education

Models for Collaboration Between Universities and Indigenous Nations

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Author: Duane Champagne,Joseph H. Stauss

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759101258

Category: Education

Page: 246

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In this collection, Champagne and Stauss demonstrate how the rise of Native studies in American and Canadian universities exists as an extraordinary achievement in higher education. In the face of historically assimilationist agendas and institutional racism, collaborative programs continue to grow and promote the values and goals of sovereign tribal communities. In twelve case studies, the authors provide rich contextual histories of Native programs, discussing successes and failures and battles over curriculum content, funding, student retention, and community collaborations. It will be a valuable resource for Native American leaders, and educators in Native American studies, race and ethnic studies, comparative education, anthropology, higher education administration and educational policy.

In Defense of Asian American Studies

The Politics of Teaching and Program Building

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Author: Sucheng Chan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252072536

Category: Education

Page: 265

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In Defense of Asian American Studies amounts to tales from the trenches on the origins and evolution of the field of Asian American studies, as told by one of its founders and most highly regarded scholars. With great intellectual energy, critical acumen, and a sly sense of humour, Sucheng Chan discusses her experiences on three campuses within the University of California system where Asian American studies was first developed--in response to vehement student demand--under the rubric of ethnic studies. Chan speaks by turns as an advocate and an administrator striving to secure a place for Asian American studies; as a teacher working to give Asian American students a voice and white students a perspective on race and racism; and as a scholar and researcher still asking her own questions. The essays span three decades, closing with a piece on new challenges that face Asian American studies. Eloquently documenting a field of endeavour in which scholarship and identity define and strengthen each other, this volume combines analysis, personal experience, and practical advice indispensable to those engaged in building and sustaining programs in Asian American studies.

Native American Studies

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Author: Clara Sue Kidwell,Alan R. Velie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803227767

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Native American Studies covers key issues such as the intimate relationship of culture to land; the nature of cultural exchange and conflict in the period after European contact; the unique relationship of Native communities with the United States government; the significance of language; the vitality of contemporary cultures; and the variety of Native artistic styles, from literature and poetry to painting and sculpture to performance arts.

The New American Studies

Essays from Representations

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Author: Philip Fisher

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520073296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 411

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"A gathering of major importance. . . . Fisher brilliantly articulates the distinctive work of 'new historicism' in treating American texts and circumstances. His introduction, together with the consistently high quality of the essays and their remarkable range of approaches, makes this dramatically superior to earlier collections. . . . As a help to working scholars trying to sort out new developments, and as an introduction for graduate students, this will be the best available guide."--T. Walter Herbert, author of Marquesan Encounters: Melville and the Meaning of Civilization

Asian American Studies

A Reader

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Author: Min Song

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813527260

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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This anthology is the perfect introduction to Asian American studies, as it both defines the field across disciplines and illuminates the centrality of the experience of Americans of South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Filipino ancestry to the study of American culture, history, politics, and society. The reader is organized into two parts: "The Documented Past" and "Social Issues and Literature." Within these broad divisions, the subjects covered include Chinatown stories, nativist reactions, exclusionism, citizenship, immigration, community growth, Asia American ethnicities, racial discourse and the Civil Rights movement, transnationalism, gender, refugees, anti-Asian American violence, legal battles, class polarization, and many more. Among the contributors are such noted scholars as Gary Okihiro, Michael Omi, Yen Le Espiritu, Lisa Lowe, and Ronald Takaki; writers such as Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Sigrid Nunez, and R. Zamora Linmark, as well as younger, emerging scholars in the field.

The American Studies Anthology

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Author: Richard P. Horwitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842028295

Category: History

Page: 376

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A rich and rewarding subject of popular imagination, the United States is compellingly portrayed in this first anthology designed specifically for American studies courses. Offering an indispensable introduction to the long and varied history of generalizing about America, leading scholar Richard Horwitz has compiled the definitive anthology for American studies and American culture courses. Brimming with imaginative selections, the reader contains essays, plays, songs, comedy, legal documents, speeches, and poems by a rich array of authors-both domestic and international-whose writings echo recurring American themes. Collectively, the anthology identifies the ways in which scholars and popularizers have attempted to characterize America. Horwitz's insightful introduction summarizes key themes in the study of American culture as he traces the history of the field as well as current controversies. He avoids heavy jargon yet presents a nuanced view of the foundational works in American studies. Preceding the readings with concise, informative introductions, Horwitz seamlessly guides the reader through this distinctive collection.