American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American by Neil Campbell, Alasdair Kean

By Neil Campbell, Alasdair Kean

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'Something of a godsend ... as a instructing source this ebook is moment to none ... achieves degrees of multiplicity not often, if ever, reached via others.' - Borderlines: reviews in American Culture

This 3rd version of American Cultural Studies has been up to date all through take into consideration the advancements of the final six years, delivering an creation to the principal subject matters in glossy American tradition and explores how those topics should be interpreted.

Chapters within the publication talk about a number of the points of yankee cultural existence reminiscent of faith, gender and sexuality, and regionalism. Updates and revisions include:

  • discussion of Barack Obama’s upward thrust to energy and the top of the ‘Bush Years’
  • consideration of ‘Hemispheric American reviews’ and the expanding debates approximately globalisation and the position of the united states
  • up-to-date case-studies, equivalent to The Wire and Nurse Jackie,
  • more on suburbia, the Mexican-border crossing, the Twilight phenomena and so forth
  • updated further-reading lists.Accompanying website.

American Cultural Studies is a middle textual content and an available advent to the interdisciplinary learn of yank tradition.

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Wilkinson, R. (1988) The Pursuit of American Character, New York: Harper and Row. Wilson, R. and Connery, C. Leigh (eds) (2007) The Worlding Project: Doing Cultural Studies in the Era of Globalization, Santa Cruz: New Pacific Press, Wright, R. (1992) Stolen Continents: The ‘New World’ Through Indian Eyes, Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Chapter 1 New beginnings American culture and identity Identity marks the conjuncture of our past with the social, cultural and economic relations we live within. (Rutherford 1990: 19) Stuart Hall has written that cultural identity is not a ‘fixed essence .

It’s money they have and it’s peace they like . . they’ll watch the game and it’ll be like they dipped themselves in magic waters, the memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. This field, this game is part of our past . . it reminds us of all that was once good and could be good again. There is, of course, a link back to Gatsby here, for Shoeless Joe Jackson, who returns to the baseball field, was cast out from the game by the 1919 World Series fixing scandal.

Levi-Strauss, C. (1963) Structural Anthropology, New York: Basic Books. Lipsitz, G. (1990) ‘Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen: Popular Culture, Cultural Theory, and American Studies’, American Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 4, December, p. 616. –––– (2001) American Studies in a Moment of Danger, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Lowenthal, D. (1985) The Past is a Foreign Country, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Madsen, D. ) (2003) Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory, London: Pluto Press.

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