Keywords for American Cultural Studies

Keywords for American Cultural Studies

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by Bruce Burgett, Glenn Hendler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814799485

ISBN-13: 9780814799482

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: New York University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814799482
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Keywords Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Keywords: An Introduction
1 Abolition

2 Aesthetics
3 African
4 America
5 Asian
6 Body
7 Border
8 Capitalism
9 Citizenship
10 City
11 Civilization
12 Class
13 Colonial
14 Community
15 Contract
16 Coolie
17 Corporation
18 Culture
19 Democracy
20 Dialect
21 Diaspora
22 Disability
23 Domestic
24 Economy
25 Empire
26 Environment
27 Ethnicity
28 Exceptionalism
29 Family
30 Gender
31 Globalization
32 Identity
33 Immigration
34 Indian
35 Interiority
36 Internment
37 Liberalism
38 Literature
39 Market
40 Marriage
41 Mestizo/a
42 Modern
43 Nation
44 Naturalization
45 Orientalism
46 Performance
47 Property
48 Public
49 Queer
50 Race
51 Reform
52 Region
53 Religion
54 Science
55 Secularism
56 Sentiment
57 Sex
58 Slavery
59 Society
60 South
61 State
62 War
63 West
64 White
Works Cited
About the Contributors

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