Globalizing American Studies

Globalizing American Studies

By: Brian T. Edwards (editor), Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar (editor), Larkin Larkin (contributor), Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar (contributor), Brent Hayes Edwards (contributor), Wai-chee Dimock (contributor), Lomnitz Lomnitz (contributor), Brian T. Edwards (contributor), Ali Behdad (contributor), Kate Baldwin (contributor)Paperback

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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, 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 here offer a comparative, multilingual, or multi-sited approach to ideas and representations of America. The contributors explore unexpected perspectives on the international circulation of American culture: the traffic of American movies within the British Empire, the reception of the film "Gone with the Wind" in the Arab world, the parallels between Japanese and American styles of nativism, and new incarnations of American studies itself in the Middle East, to name a few. Bringing together established scholars already associated with the global turn in American studies with contributors who specialize in African studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, media studies, anthropology, and other areas, "Globalizing American Studies" is a timely response to an important disciplinary shift in academia.

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Brian T. Edwards is associate professor of English, comparative literary studies, and American studies at Northwestern University. Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar is associate professor of rhetoric and public culture and the director of the Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern University.

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  • publication date: 23/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780226185071
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780226185071
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0226185079

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