Futures of American Studies

ISBN-10: 0822329654
ISBN-13: 9780822329657
Edition: 2002
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Originating as a proponent of U.S. exceptionalism during the Cold War, American Studies has now reinvented itself, vigorously critiquing various kinds of critical hegemony & launching innovative interdisciplinary endeavors. This collection considers the field today & what it may become.

WINFRIED FLUCK is professor and chair of American studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin. DONALD E. PEASE is professor of English and the Ted & Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities at Dartmouth College. JOHN CARLOS ROWE is USC Associates' Professor of the Humanities and chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Acknowledgments
Futures
Posthegemonic
What's in a Name?
The International within the National: American Studies and Asian American Critique
The Future in the Present: Sexual Avant-Gardes and the Performance of Utopia
Manifest Domesticity
C. L. R. James, Moby-Dick, and the Emergence of Transnational American Studies
Comparativist
Postnationalism, Globalism, and the New American Studies
Salesman in Moscow
The Humanities in the Age of Expressive Individualism and Cultural Radicalism
Autobiographies of Ex-White Men: Why Race is Not a Social Construction
Color Blindness and Acting Out
Differential
Whiteness Studies and the Paradox of Particularity
Identities and Identity Studies: Reading Toni Cade Bambara's "The Hammer Man"
Hemispheric Vertigo: Cuba, Quebec, and Other Provisional Reconfigurations of "Our" New America(s)
Marriage as Treason: Polygamy, Nation, and the Novel
Litigious Therapeutics: Recovering the Rights of Children
American Studies in the "Age of the World Picture": Thinking the Question of Language
Counterhegemonic
Work and Culture in American Studies
"Sent for You Yesterday, Here You Come Today": American Studies Scholarship and the New Social Movements
Toward a Dialogics of International American Culture Studies: Transnationality, Border, Discourses, and Public Culture(s)
American Studies, American Politics, and the Reinvention of Class
The End of Academia: The Future of American Studies
Nation dot com: American Studies and the Production of the Corporatist Citizen
Afterword
ConsterNation
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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