Post-Nationalist American Studies / Edition 1

Post-Nationalist American Studies / Edition 1

by John Carlos Rowe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520224396

ISBN-13: 9780520224391

Pub. Date: 12/04/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

Post-Nationalist American Studies seeks to revise the cultural nationalism and celebratory American exceptionalism that tended to dominate American Studies in the Cold War era. The goal of the book's contributors is a less insular, more trans-national, comparative approach to American Studies, one that questions dominant American myths rather than canonizes

Overview

Post-Nationalist American Studies seeks to revise the cultural nationalism and celebratory American exceptionalism that tended to dominate American Studies in the Cold War era. The goal of the book's contributors is a less insular, more trans-national, comparative approach to American Studies, one that questions dominant American myths rather than canonizes them. Articulating new ways to think about American Studies, these essays demonstrate how diverse the field has become.

Contributors are concerned with cross-cultural communication, race and gender, global and local identities, and the complex tensions between symbolic and political economies. Their essays explore, among other topics, the construction of "foreign" peoples and cultures; the notion of borders—territorial, racial, economic, and sexual; the "multilingual reality" of the United States; the place of the Mexican-American War in U.S. history; and the significance of Tiger Woods in today's global market of consumption.

Together, the essays propose a renewed vision of the United States' role in the world and how American Studies scholarship can address that vision. Each contributor includes a sample syllabus showing how the issues discussed in individual essays can be brought into the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520224391
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/04/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS
Barbara Brinson-Curiel
David Kazanjian
Katherine Kinney
Steven Mailloux
Jay Mechling
John Carlos Rowe
George J. Sánchez
Shelley Streeby
Henry Yu

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