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New Perspectives in Transatlantic Studies
     

New Perspectives in Transatlantic Studies

by Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson (Editor), Will Kaufman (Editor), Melanie Perrault (Contribution by), Elvira Vilches (Contribution by), Milissa Ellison-Murphree (Contribution by)
 

In the first edition of Transatlantic Studies, Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson and Will Kaufman argued that a new field of studies was emerging from the separate fields of insular area studies such as American Studies, European Studies, and African Studies. Now that Transatlantic Studies is a recognized area of inquiry in its own right, Macpherson and Kaufman extend

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In the first edition of Transatlantic Studies, Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson and Will Kaufman argued that a new field of studies was emerging from the separate fields of insular area studies such as American Studies, European Studies, and African Studies. Now that Transatlantic Studies is a recognized area of inquiry in its own right, Macpherson and Kaufman extend their analysis of it. New Perspectives in Transatlantic Studies aims to extend the definition of Transatlantic Studies and explore the implications of such a definition by supplying a critical perspective, which links the diverse constituents of this interdisciplinary field. Therefore, it engages with issues of "the contact zone" in relation to globalization, migration, and the law; examines transatlantic artistic and cultural representation; and explores the economic, philosophic, and political implications of the transatlantic area.

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Itinerario
All of the essays in this collection are well-researched and well-argued...[this collection] well reflects both the progress scholars have made in creating a new field of study with an ocean basin, the Atlantic, as its centre, rather than a continent or nation-state, but also the challenges that lie ahead in conceptualising that field, 'Transatlantic Studies,' in a way that truly distinguishes methodologically and topically from the older area studies programmes.
— Gayle K. Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton
Journal of International Relations and Development
...provides the open-minded reader with a thought-provoking, very readable, at times even fascinating, collection of essays.
— Stewart R. Ross, Institute of International Relations, Prague
Journal Of International Relations and Development
...provides the open-minded reader with a thought-provoking, very readable, at times even fascinating, collection of essays.
— Stewart R. Ross, Institute of International Relations, Prague
Itinerario - Gayle K. Brunelle
All of the essays in this collection are well-researched and well-argued...[this collection] well reflects both the progress scholars have made in creating a new field of study with an ocean basin, the Atlantic, as its centre, rather than a continent or nation-state, but also the challenges that lie ahead in conceptualising that field, 'Transatlantic Studies,' in a way that truly distinguishes methodologically and topically from the older area studies programmes.
Journal of International Relations and Development - Stewart R. Ross
...provides the open-minded reader with a thought-provoking, very readable, at times even fascinating, collection of essays.
Booknews
Macpherson and Kaufman (both of the U. of Central Lancashire, UK) present 18 papers drawn from those presented at the eponymously named conference held at The Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies, The Netherlands, in October 2000. Chapters look at issues of race, artistic exchanges, economies, and politics and philosophy. Although transatlantic studies is frequently conflated with Anglo-American relations, these essays on historical and contemporary events focus more broadly on European-American relations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761821649
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
02/07/2002
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson is Senior Lecturer in English, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England. Will Kaufman is Senior Lecturer in English and American Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England.

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