The Futures of American Studies


Author: Donald E. Pease,Robyn Wiegman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822329657

Category: Education

Page: 619

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DIVA state of the art portrait of the field of American studies--its interests and methodologies, its interactions with the social and cultural movements it describes and attempts to explain, and a compendium of likely directions the field will take in the f/div

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

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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

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

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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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

View: 864

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


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.

American Studies


Author: Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Center for the Humanities

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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