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The Futures of American Studies

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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 and launching innovative interdisciplinary endeavors. The Futures of American Studies considers the field today and provides important deliberations on what it might yet become. Essays by both prominent and emerging scholars provide theoretically engaging analyses of the postnational impulse of current scholarship, the field's historical relationship to social movements, the status of theory, the state of higher education in the United States, and the impact of ethnic and gender studies on area studies. They also investigate the influence of poststructuralism, postcolonial studies, sexuality studies, and cultural studies on U.S. nationalist—and antinationalist—discourses. No single overriding paradigm dominates the anthology. Instead, the articles enter into a lively and challenging dialogue with one another. A major assessment of the state of the field, The Futures of American Studies is necessary reading for American Studies scholars.

Contributors. Lindon Barrett, Nancy Bentley, Gillian Brown, Russ Castronovo, Eric Cheyfitz, Michael Denning, Winfried Fluck, Carl Gutierrez-Jones, Dana Heller, Amy Kaplan, Paul Lauter, Günter H. Lenz, George Lipsitz, Lisa Lowe, Walter Benn Michaels, José Estaban Muñoz, Dana D. Nelson, Ricardo L. Ortiz, Janice Radway, John Carlos Rowe, William V. Spanos

About the Author

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Donald E. Pease is Avalon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context and editor of a number of books including National Identities and Post-Americanist Narratives and, with Amy Kaplan, Cultures of United States Imperialism, both published by Duke University Press.

Robyn Wiegman is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies at Duke University. She is the author of American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender and editor of Women’s Studies on Its Own: A Next Wave Reader in Institutional Change, both published by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents

Futures / Donald E. Pease and Robyn Wiegman — What's in a name? / Jan Radway — The international within the national : American studies and Asian American critique / Lisa Lowe — The future in the present : sexual avant-gardes and the performance of Utopia / Jos

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822384199
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
Forecasting
Author:
Wiegman, Robyn
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1980-
Subject:
United States Study and teaching.
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
American Studies-General
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Sociology-Future Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020930
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
619

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