Locating American Studies The Evolution of a Discipline

ISBN-10: 0801860563

ISBN-13: 9780801860560

Edition: 1999

Authors: Lucy Maddox

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Locating American Studies is a collection of seventeen essays first printed in American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association. To mark the Association's celebration of its 50th anniversary in 1998, Lucy Maddox has brought together works by a distinguished group of scholars which "provide a useful window into the history and the evolution of the practice of American studies from its early, formational days to the present." Each essay, originally published between 1950 and 1996, is accompanied by a commentary in which a scholar from a related field provides useful critical information for understanding the continuing importance of the work to the American Studies field. Contributors include Gene Wise, Henry Nash Smith, Bruce Kuklick, R. Gordon Kelly, Robert Berkhofer Jr., Barbara Welter, Linda Kerber, Nina Baym, Janice Radway, Alexander Saxton, Houston Baker, Jr., George Lipsitz, Ramn Gutirrez, Kevin Mumford, and K. Scott Wong. "If the frequency with which an essay is cited in subsequent scholarship and assigned as required reading in academic courses may be taken as an indication of the respect it has achieved and the importance it has been granted, then many of the essays in this volume have come to be considered milestones, even classics, in the scholarly literature of American studies." -- from the Introduction by Lucy Maddox
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Can "American Studies" Develop a Method? (1957)
Commentary
History and the American Intellectual: Uses of a Usable Past (1964)
Commentary
The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860 (1966)
Commentary
Myth and Symbol in American Studies (1972)
Commentary
Literature and the Historian (1974)
Commentary
Blackface Minstrelsy and Jacksonian Ideology (1975)
Commentary
The Republican Mother: Women and the Enlightenment - An American Perspective (1976)
Commentary
"Paradigm Dramas" in American Studies: A Cultural and Institutional History of the Movement (1979)
Commentary
Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors (1981)
Commentary
The Utopian Impulse in Popular Literature: Gothic Romances and "Feminist" Protest (1981)
Commentary
Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance (1987)
Commentary
A New Context for a New American Studies? (1989)
Commentary
Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen: Popular Culture, Cultural Theory, and American Studies (1990)
Commentary
Cultural Locations: Positioning American Studies in the Great Debate (1992)
Commentary
Community, Patriarchy and Individualism: The Politics of Chicano History and the Dream of Equality (1993)
Commentary
Homosex Changes: Race, Cultural Geography, and the Emergence of the Gay (1996)
Commentary
The Transformation of Culture: Three Chinese Views of America (1996)
Commentary
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