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Globalizing American studies

Author: Brian T Edwards; Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what would a truly globalized version of American studies look like? Brian T. Edwards and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar offer a new standard for the field's transnational aspiration with Globalizing American Studies . The essays  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian T Edwards; Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
ISBN: 9780226185088 0226185087 1283058189 9781283058186
OCLC Number: 984782967
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 341 p. :) : il
Contents: American studies after American exceptionalism? : toward a comparative analysis of imperial state exceptionalisms / Donald E. Pease --
Bodies of knowledge: the exchange of intellectuals and intellectual exchange between Scotland and America in the post-revolutionary period / Kariann Akemi Yokota --
Ralph Ellison and the grain of internationalism / Brent Hayes Edwards --
Cold war, hot kitchen: Alice Childress, Natalya Baranskaya and the speakin place of Cold War womanhood / Kate Baldwin --
Circulating empires: colonial authority and the immoral, subversive problem of American film / Brian Larkin --
Scarlett O'Hara in Damascus: Hollywood, colonial politics, and Arab spectatorship during World War II / Elizabeth F. Thompson --
Chronotopes of a dystopic nation: cultures of dependency and border crossings in late Porfirian Mexico / Claudio Lomnitz --
Transpacific complicity and comparatist strategy: failure in decolonization and the rise of Japanese nationalism / Naoki Sakai --
War in several tongues: nations, languages, genres / Wai Chee Dimock --
Neo-orientalism / Ali Behdad and Juliet Williams --
American studies in motion: Tehran, Hyderabad, Cairo / Brian T. Edwards.
Responsibility: edited by Brian T. Edwards and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar.

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The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. But now that the so-called American Century has come to an end,  Read more...
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