Encyclopedia of American Studies

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Cultural studies meets American history in these four volumes geared toward university students up through seasoned academics. The range of the approximately 650 entries is staggering, as if the editors meant to make the encyclopedia the territory. Some of the more unusual examples are Barbie, electrification, cyberculture, flag, public memory, race and IQ, Woodstock, vegetarianism, duel, ecocriticism, dating, mail order catalogs, and beauty contests. But there is, of course, ample space devoted to expected ...
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2001 Hardcover First Edition Near Fine Dark green boards with gold titling on a black ground. Book covers, pages and edges very clean, pages unmarked, top corners lightly ... bumped. This is volume 1, ABOL to CYBE of this encyclopedia. As with other scholarly encyclopedias, each entry is signed by a particular author and represents their serious effort to summarize the topic in question. Each entry is followed by a bibliography. 451 pp. 8" x 11.25" Read more Show Less

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Overview

Cultural studies meets American history in these four volumes geared toward university students up through seasoned academics. The range of the approximately 650 entries is staggering, as if the editors meant to make the encyclopedia the territory. Some of the more unusual examples are Barbie, electrification, cyberculture, flag, public memory, race and IQ, Woodstock, vegetarianism, duel, ecocriticism, dating, mail order catalogs, and beauty contests. But there is, of course, ample space devoted to expected topics related to Native and African Americans, political events, and cultural areas such as literature and painting. Each entry's author is identified, and each entry is followed by a bibliography and cross references. Entry length varies widely and topics on say, African and Native Americans, are extensively subdivided. The synoptic table of contents grouping entries into categories makes this encyclopedia a far more useful reference tool. This encyclopdia is available only from the publisher (Grolier Educational).

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Offering what the editors call an integrative perspective, this work sets out to examine those qualities, whether distinctive or universal, from "folk and vernacular to elite, from regional and sectarian cultures to mass cultures that have held together (to some extent at least) the culture of the United States [in all its] enormous diversity and contradictions." Sponsored by the American Studies Association, the encyclopedia differs from other recent reference titles on this subject by offering comparative, historical, interdisciplinary, and other conceptual approaches and by spanning many broad categories of knowledge, including class culture, communication and culture, crime and deviance, economics and culture, education, everyday life, expressive culture, family and kinship, gender and culture, youth culture, and ethnicity, race, and culture. The entries, which range from 500 to 5000 words, include "Assassinations," "Black Panthers," "Coney Island," "Flappers," "Internet," "Marxism," "Nuclear Energy," "Puritanism," "Science," "Slavery," the "Women's Movement," and 649 other diverse topics. Biographies of numerous individuals who have "figured significantly" in the making of American culture are also included, either within entries or, for some like Jane Addams, Shirley Chisholm, Benjamin Franklin, George Gershwin, John D. Rockefeller, and Gloria Steinem, as specific entries. Each of the well-written, very readable essays is signed by a scholar and includes a bibliography; some have illustrations as well. Volume 4 contains the general index, a directory of contributors, and a synoptic table of contents. An effective introductory text for lay readers and a quick reference for academics, this work is strongly recommended for academic, public, and high school libraries. [This encyclopedia launches Grolier Academic Reference, a program of Grolier Educational that is aimed at the upper high school and academic markets. Ed.] Charles L. Lumpkins, Pennsylvania State Univ., State Coll. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780717292226
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 2000
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 7.35 (d)

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