American Studies

An Anthology


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

Native American Studies


Author: Clara Sue Kidwell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803278295

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.

American Studies

A User's Guide


Author: Philip J. Deloria,Alexander I. Olson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520962699

Category: History

Page: 328

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American Studies has long been a home for adventurous students seeking to understand the culture and politics of the United States. This welcoming spirit has found appeal around the world, but at the heart of the field is an identity crisis. Nearly every effort to articulate an American Studies methodology has been rejected for fear of losing intellectual flexibility and freedom. But what if these fears are misplaced? Providing a fresh look at American Studies in practice, this book contends that a shared set of “rules” can offer a springboard to creativity. American Studies: A User’s Guide offers readers a critical introduction to the history and methods of the field as well as useful strategies for interpretation, curation, analysis, and theory.

A Turbulent Voyage

Readings in African American Studies


Author: Floyd Windom Hayes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780939693528

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

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This anthology is designed to introduce the reader to the contours and content of African American Studies. The text and readings included here not only impart information but seek as their foremost goal to precipitate in the reader an awareness of the complex and changing character of the African American experience--its origins, developments, and future challenges. The book aims to engage readers in the critical analysis of a broad spectrum of subjects, themes, and issues--ancient and medieval Africa, Western European domination and African enslavement, resistance to oppression, African American expressive culture, family and educational policies, economic and political matters, and the importance of ideas. The materials included in this anthology comprise a discussion of some of the fundamental problems and prospects related to the African American experience that deserve attention in a course in African American Studies. African American Studies is a broad field concerned with the examination of the black experience, both historically and presently. Hence, the subjects, themes, and issues included in this text transcend the narrow confines of traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. In selecting materials for this book, Floyd W. Hayes was guided by a developmental or historical approach in the general compilation of each section's readings. By doing so, the author hopes that the reader will be enabled to arrive at a critical understanding of the conditions and forces that have influenced the African American experience. A Collegiate Press book

American Studies


Author: Louis Menand

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706012

Category: History

Page: 320

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At each step of this journey through American cultural history, Louis Menand has an original point to make: he explains the real significance of William James's nervous breakdown, and of the anti-Semitism in T. S. Eliot's writing. He reveals the reasons for the remarkable commercial successes of William Shawn's New Yorker and William Paley's CBS. He uncovers the connection between Larry Flynt's Hustler and Jerry Falwell's evangelism, between the atom bomb and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. He locates the importance of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Pauline Kael, Christopher Lasch, and Rolling Stone magazine. And he lends an ear to Al Gore in the White House as the Starr Report is finally presented to the public. Like his critically acclaimed bestseller, The Metaphysical Club, American Studies is intellectual and cultural history at its best: game and detached, with a strong curiosity about the political underpinnings of ideas and about the reasons successful ideas insinuate themselves into the culture at large. From one of our leading thinkers and critics, known both for his "sly wit and reportorial high-jinks [and] clarity and rigor" (The Nation), these essays are incisive, surprising, and impossible to put down.

American Studies

An Annotated Bibliography


Author: Jack Salzman,American Studies Association

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521266888

Category: Art

Page: 2058

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Introduction to African American Studies

Transdisciplinary Approaches and Implications


Author: Talmadge Anderson,James Benjamin Stewart

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 1580730396

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 8965

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 oder Amerikanistik?

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


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.

Amerikastudien / American Studies


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


Author: Mark Merlis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007292201

Category: Anti-communist movements

Page: 288

View: 7381

Reeve thinks his life is over. His career is at a dead end & his landlord is evicting him from his apartment because he made too much noise when a hustler beat him up. As he lies in a hospital bed, he finds himself brooding about the parallel ruin of his college mentor Tom Slater, who was betrayed & driven to suicide during the McCarthy era.

The Futures of American Studies


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

Archipelagic American Studies


Author: Brian Russell Roberts,Michelle Ann Stephens

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373203

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

View: 1936

Departing from conventional narratives of the United States and the Americas as fundamentally continental spaces, the contributors to Archipelagic American Studies theorize America as constituted by and accountable to an assemblage of interconnected islands, archipelagoes, shorelines, continents, seas, and oceans. They trace these planet-spanning archipelagic connections in essays on topics ranging from Indigenous sovereignty to the work of Édouard Glissant, from Philippine call centers to US militarization in the Caribbean, and from the great Pacific garbage patch to enduring overlaps between US imperialism and a colonial Mexican archipelago. Shaking loose the straitjacket of continental exceptionalism that hinders and permeates Americanist scholarship, Archipelagic American Studies asserts a more relevant and dynamic approach for thinking about the geographic, cultural, and political claims of the United States within broader notions of America. Contributors Birte Blascheck, J. Michael Dash, Paul Giles, Susan Gillman, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Hsinya Huang, Allan Punzalan Isaac, Joseph Keith, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Craig Santos Perez, Brian Russell Roberts, John Carlos Rowe, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Ramón E. Soto-Crespo, Michelle Ann Stephens, Elaine Stratford, Etsuko Taketani, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Teresia Teaiwa, Lanny Thompson, Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

Nor Shall Diamond Die: American Studies in Honor of Javier Coy


Author: Carme Manuel,Paul Scott Derrick,Universitat de València. Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437055312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Homenaje a Javier Coy, catedrático jubilado del Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universitat de València de 1990 a 2000, y uno de los primeros investigadores en introducir los estudios norteamericanos. Se recogen 50 artículos de especialistas en este campo, que reflejan el estado de los estudios sobre la cultura y literatura de los Estados Unidos contemporáneos.

Locating American Studies

The Evolution of a Discipline


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


Author: John Carlos Rowe

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816635771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Keywords for American Cultural Studies


Author: Bruce Burgett,Glenn Hendler

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814791066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 1853

Explore the Keywords Collaborative interactive website at According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a “keyword” is “a word that is of great importance or significance.” On the web, “keywords“ organize vast quantities of complex information. Keywords for American Cultural Studies offers these features and more to its readers, providing indispensable meditations on terms and concepts used in cultural studies, American studies, and beyond. Collaborative in design and execution, Keywords for American Cultural Studies collects sixty-four new essays from interdisciplinary scholars, each on a single term such as “America,” “body,” “ethnicity,” and “religion.” Alongside “community,” “immigration,” “queer,” and many others, these words are the nodal points in many of today’s most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. Here are essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative, others are more descriptive. Throughout, readers will find clear, challenging, critically engaged thinking and writing. Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A-to-Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords, and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what’s new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up. Contributors: Vermonja R. Alston, Lauren Berlant, Mary Pat Brady, Laura Briggs, Bruce Burgett, Christopher Castiglia, Russ Castronovo, Eva Cherniavsky, Krista Comer, Micaela di Leonardo, Brent Hayes Edwards, Robert Fanuzzi, Rod Ferguson, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Elizabeth Freeman, Kevin Gaines, Rosemary Marangoly George, Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Sandra M. Gustafson, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Judith Halberstam, Glenn Hendler, Grace Kyungwon Hong, June Howard, Janet R. Jakobsen, Susan Jeffords, Walter Johnson, Miranda Joseph, Moon-Ho Jung, Carla Kaplan, David Kazanjian, Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Eric Lott, Lisa Lowe, Eithne Luibhéid, Susan Manning, Curtis Marez, Meredith L. McGill, Timothy Mitchell, Fred Moten, Christopher Newfield, Donald E. Pease, Pamela Perry, Carla L. Peterson, Vijay Prashad, Chandan Reddy, Bruce Robbins, David F. Ruccio, Susan M. Ryan, David S. Shields, Caroline Chung Simpson, Nikhil Pal Singh, Siobhan B. Somerville, Amy Dru Stanley, Shelley Streeby, John Kuo Wei Tchen, Paul Thomas, Priscilla Wald, Michael Warner, Robert Warrior, Alys Eve Weinbaum, Henry Yu, George Yúdice, and Sandra A. Zagarell.

Academic Listening Encounters: American Studies Teacher's Manual

Listening, Note Taking, and Discussion


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.

American Studies in a Moment of Danger


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.