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Cultures of United States Imperialism

ISBN-10: 0822314134
ISBN-13: 9780822314134
Edition: 1993
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 1/13/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

"This collection is well positioned to intervene in the most important scholarly debates of our time."--George Lipsitz, University of California, San Diego

Amy Kaplan is Edward W. Cane Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Social Construction of American Realism.

Branka Arsi is associate professor of American literature at the University at Albany, SUNY. Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University. Stanley Cavell is the Walter M. Cabot Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University.

Introduction
"Left Alone with America": The Absence of Empire in the Study of American Culture
New Perspectives on U.S. Culture and Imperialism
Nation-Building as Empire-Building
Why Did the Europeans Cross the Ocean? A Seventeenth-Century Riddle
Terms of Assimilation: Legislating Subjectivity in the Emerging Nation
The Naming of Yale College: British Imperialism and American Higher Education
Savage Law: The Plot Against American Indians in Johnson and Graham's Lessee v. M'Intosh and The Pioneers
Science Fiction, the World's Fair, and the Prosthetics of Empire, 1910-1915
Buffalo Bill's "Wild West" and the Mythologization of the American Empire
Borderline Negotiations of Race, Gender, and Nation
White Love: Surveillance and Nationalist Resistance in the U.S. Colonization of the Philippines
Black and Blue on San Juan Hill
Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936
Americo Paredes and Decolonization
Pious Sites: Chamorro Culture Between Spanish Catholicism and American Liberal Individualism
Plotting the Border: John Reed, Pancho Villa, and Insurgent Mexico
Colonizing Resistance or Resisting Colonization?
Anti-Imperial Americanism
Appeals for (Mis)recognition: Theorizing the Diaspora
Resisting the Heat: Menchu, Morrison, and Incompetent Readers
Black Americans' Racial Uplift Ideology as "Civilizing Mission" Pauline E. Hopkins on Race and Imperialism
From Liberalism to Communism: The Political Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois
White Like Me: Racial Cross-Dressing and the Construction of American Whiteness
Imperial Spectacles
"Make My Day!": Spectacle as Amnesia in Imperial Politics [and] The Sequel
The Patriot System, or Managerial Heroism
Hiroshima, the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, and the Gulf War Post-National Spectacles
Techno-Muscularity and the "Boy Eternal": From the Quagmire to the Gulf
"Bwana Mickey": Constructing Cultural Consumption at Tokyo Disneyland
We Think, Therefore They Are? On Occidentalizing the World
Index
Contributors

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