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-Virginia Quarterly Review
Arguing for a new methodology in American studies scholarship, contributors here call for a consideration of both space and time. Essays discussing topics such as weather, cigarettes, archival material, AIDS, the enemy, extinct species, and torture demonstrate a way to study American culture by reading its history as well as its future.
Introduction The Study of the American Problems Russ Castronovo Castronovo, Russ Susan Gillman Gillman, Susan 1
Rogue States and Emergent Disciplines Srinivas Aravamudan Aravamudan, Srinivas 17
Migrant Archives: New Routes in and out of American Studies Rodrigo Lazo Lazo, Rodrigo 36
Toxicity and the Consuming Subject Nan Enstad Enstad, Nan 55
Past Burning: The (Post-) Traumatic Memories of (Post-) Queer Theory Christopher Castiglia Castiglia, Christopher 69
Paranoid Empire: Specters from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib Anne McClintock McClintock, Anne 88
Taking the Measure of the Black Atlantic Kenneth W. Warren Warren, Kenneth W. 116
Cicero's Ghost: The Atlantic, the Enemy, and the Laws of War Ian Baucom Baucom, Ian 124
World History according to Katrina Wai Chee Dimock Dimock, Wai Chee 143
American Studies in an Age of Extinction Robert S. Levine Levine, Robert S. 161