Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity: The Changing American Academy / Edition 1

Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity: The Changing American Academy / Edition 1

by Julie Thompson Klein
     
 

The study of culture in the American academy is not confined to a single field, but is a broad-based set of interests located within and across disciplines. This book investigates the relationship among three major ideas in the American academy—interdisciplinarity, humanities, and culture—and traces the convergence of these ideas from the colonial college… See more details below

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The study of culture in the American academy is not confined to a single field, but is a broad-based set of interests located within and across disciplines. This book investigates the relationship among three major ideas in the American academy—interdisciplinarity, humanities, and culture—and traces the convergence of these ideas from the colonial college to new scholarly developments in the latter half of the twentieth century. Its aim is twofold: to define the changing relationship of these three ideas and, in the course of doing so, to extend present thinking about the concept of “American cultural studies.” The book includes two sets of case studies—the first on the implications of interdisciplinarity for literary studies, art history, and music; the second on the shifting trajectories of American studies, African American studies, and women’s studies—and concludes by asking what impact new scholarly practices have had on humanities education, particularly on the undergraduate curriculum.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791465783
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/17/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity

Part I. Historical Warrants

1. Forming Humanities

2. Changing Humanities

3. Forging Theory, Practice, and Institutional Presence

Part II. Inter/disciplining Humanities

4. Rewriting the Literary

5. Refiguring the Visual

6. Retuning the Aural

Part III. Interdisciplining “America”

7. Reconstructing American Studies

8. Defining Other Americas

Conclusion: Crafting Humanities for a New Century

Works Cited
Index

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